Is Ezekiel Bread Gluten Free?

Elise Deming, RDN
Cutting a loaf of bread

In the world of good-for-you bread, Ezekiel Bread ranks pretty highly. A nutrient dense bread, Ezekiel Bread is an excellent choice to add to the grocery list. However, this bread isn't for everyone, especially those with a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease.

Gluten in Ezekiel Bread

Made by a company called Good for Life Baking Company, Ezekiel Bread is a nutritious and health conscious bread. However, Ezekiel Bread is not gluten-free. All the breads in the Ezekiel line carry at least one or more of the following ingredients:

  • Organic sprouted wheat

  • Organic malted barley

  • Organic sprouted barley

  • Organic sprouted rye

  • Organic sprouted oats

  • Organic wheat gluten

Although those ingredients can be very nutritious for most people, wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats must be avoided by those sensitive to gluten. People with Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or simply avoiding gluten for a lifestyle choice should avoid consuming Ezekiel Bread and other breads that contain the above ingredients.

However, Good for Life claims some individuals who are only sensitive to gluten can tolerate their bread better than most. The company attributes this to the "sprouted" grains found in the bread, stating that the sprouting process breaks down the carbohydrate and gluten protein within the breads.

For those who can eat Ezekiel Bread, it can be purchased online and at many local retailers across the country.

Gluten-Free Alternative

Ezekiel Bread may be off limits for those who can't eat gluten, but Good for Life Baking Company provides a great alternative. The baking company created a line of gluten-free breads for people who can't eat Ezekiel Bread. These breads are still high quality, nutrient dense baked goods.

Bread for a Good Life

Ezekiel Bread is a healthy line of breads made by Good for Life Baking Company. Although nutritious, this wholesome bread does contain gluten, so it is perhaps best avoided by people who either can't or don't want to have gluten as part of their regular diet.

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Is Ezekiel Bread Gluten Free?