Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Food for Life Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Tortillas
I've been looking for a good alternative to the chemical-laced tortillas that are available in most grocery stores, for quite a while. When I don't want to take the time to make my own tortillas, it's nice to know there is a good commercial choice that doesn't make a person cringe, reading the ingredient list.
Food for Life to the rescue!
Not only do these tortillas have a better than average list of simple, natural ingredients; they also have a wonderful, nutty flavour that works well with all kinds of wrap/tortilla fillings. I recently made a batch of summer veggie wraps using these tortillas and they were oh, so delish. A quick warm-up on the grill (a couple of minutes on each side) really adds to the flavor these tortillas. They have a great aroma too.
Some additional information about this product from the Food for Life Website:
Inspired by the Holy Scripture verse "Take also unto thee Wheat and Barley and Beans and Lentils and Millet and Spelt and put them in one vessel and make bread of it." - EZEKIEL 4:9
INGREDIENTS: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Sea Salt.
Food for Life makes a variety of wholesome products in addition to tortillas, including: breads, English muffins, hamburger and hotdog buns, cereals, pasta....check out their complete product line at their colorful website.
Only a couple of things about these tortillas that I think could be improved upon. I'd like them to be just a bit bigger (they measured about 9") and a little bit thinner would make them easier to use as wraps. I also prefer the taste of very thin tortillas. Other than that, I think this company has made a good product and a definite improvement compared to what's on the market as competition.
Here's the ingredient list (by way of comparison) for Dempster's Whole Ancient Grains:
Whole grain whole wheat flour including the germ, water, vegetable oil (canola or soybean), ancient grain blend (flax seed, hulled millet, spelt flakes, kamut flakes, barley flakes, poppy seed, amaranth whole, whole quinoa), wheat gluten, flaxseed, glucose-fructose/sugar, salt, sodium acid pyrophosphate, potassium sorbate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium propionate, monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl- 2-lactylate, fumaric acid, cellulose gum, carrageenan, maltodextrin. May contain sulfites and milk ingredietns. [B805].
I definitely prefer the list for the Food for Life brand , don't you?
Overall rating for this product: Very Good. 4 out of 5.