Sunday, June 14, 2009

Product Review: Ezekiel 4:9 – Sprouted Wraps

Product Review: Ezekiel 4:9 – Sprouted Wraps

Have you seen the Ezekiel products in the freezer section of your grocery store and wondered what they were all about? Sprouted grain breads have been very popular at health food stores for a long time. I remember sprouted grains at Trader Joe’s about 10 years ago. The early versions of sprouted baked goods were edible, but not very tasty. If you haven’t tasted sprouted bread in a while, it is time to give it another chance.

The Ezekiel product is available at most major grocery stores in the freezer section. It is frozen because it contains no preservatives. The lack of chemicals is a big plus for me. I have been baking with sprouted flour very successfully for well over a year, but decided to try these wraps late last week when I was short of time. The texture is firm, but pliable. The tortillas did not break or crack when filled and rolled. The tortilla flavor did not overwhelm the filling I used (Chickpea and Nut Salad). Overall, we liked these tortillas much more than we expected.

I have been reading about the benefits or sprouted grains for a long time. According to the Ezekiel package, sprouting grains releases nutrients that are contained within for the purpose of propagation. The company further explains that the nutrients and beneficial enzymes that are released by sprouting are thought to increase the nutrition of the grain and make it easier for the body to process. The package information does coincide with other things I have read. I haven’t thoroughly researched this topic to confirm it has sound scientific basis. That research is on my list of things to do. I will post the findings of my research as soon as it is finished. For now I buy sprouted grains (regardless of the benefit, or not) because the price differential isn't substantial enough to not buy them.

The ingredient list from the package is listed as:

Organic sprouted wheat, filtered water, organic sesame seeds, organic sprouted soybeans, organic sprouted barley, organic sprouted millet, organic sprouted lentils, organic sprouted spelt, sea salt

Nutritional Information (per tortilla) from the package:

Calories – 150
Calories from fat – 30

Total Fat – 3.5g
Saturated Fat – 0g
Trans Fat – 0g
Cholesterol – 0mg
Sodium 140mg
Potassium – 150mg
Total Carbohydrate – 24g
Dietary Fiber – 5g
Sugars – 0g
Protein – 6g


Both my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the taste and texture of these wraps.
We would recommend this product if you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own and want an organic sprouted whole grain wrap for a quick sandwich.


  1. These were very good. The taste was mild so it didn't compete with the filling. The texture was very pliable, but oddly strong so you could roll the sandwich tightly to keep the filing inside while eating. Overall, a winner.

  2. yes i like these also much more than i thought i would. also the mixture of grains is a complete protein which i really liked.

  3. Michelle,

    Good point about the complete protein. Thanks for mentioning it.

    I bought these because they had more nutrition due to being sprouted. Both Dan and I thought they were much better than we expected. My only real complaint is the price.


  4. I also love these. but I am looking for a recipe to make a tortilla shells from scratch! So many times I get to the store to find they are sold out, or I don't have the time to make it to the store to begin with. I was just wondering if anyone had any Ideas or had made their own before....


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