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June 28, 2015

5 Burger Buns Worth Buying

by Anne Paddock

It’s burger bun time! Until recently, trying to find a great-tasting bun made of wholesome ingredients was nearly impossible. The buns in the bread aisle or bakery section of the grocery stores tend to be white, contain unheard of things, and taste like a big, dry, chewy nothing. But, recently bread makers have taken notice and jumped in to fill the void by offering delicious and nutritious burger buns.

Among the offerings are buns made with sprouted whole grain (grains that have been allowed to sprout and are then dried and milled or turned into a mush) and simply whole grain (where all the parts of the grain have been milled), both of which offer a nutritious and tasty alternative to the white processed buns that have dominated the market.

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Angelic Sprouted Seven-Grain Buns: By sprouting non-GMO grains (red wheat berries, quinoa, oat groats, rye berries, barley, amaranth, and millet) and mixing them into dough, the bakers at Angelic Bakehouse make a bun with a fresh, nutty taste and a light chewy texture. Although these buns are available in select retail outlets in the midwest, they can also be purchased on-line directly from the company (www.angelicbakehouse.com) for $3.25 for a package of 8 buns. Hot dog buns (8 for $3.25) are also available on-line.Angelic-Bakehouse-hotdogbuns

Each 57 gram (2 ounces) bun has 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, 2.5 grams of fat, 3 grams of sugar, and 280 mg of sodium.

Dave’s Killer Million Dollar Buns: Packed with protein, fiber, and whole grains with no artificial anything, Dave’s Killer Million Dollar Buns are “brioche style beasts” with a slightly sweet taste and chewy texture. Topped with organic seeds (flax, sunflower, un-hulled brown sesame, ground whole flax seeds, and un-hulled black sesame), these buns also have a crunch with every bite.1421861775670-1

Each 70 gram (2.5 ounces) bun has 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, 8 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber and 290 mg of sodium. The newest addition to the Dave’s Killer line-up is available in select Pacific Northwest retailers and Northern California Costco locations. Expect the popularity of this bun to grow and expand to retailers across the country.

100WholeWheatHamburgerBuns2014Rudi’s 100% Whole Wheat Burger Buns: Made with organic whole wheat flour, Rudi’s 100% Whole Wheat Buns are also dairy-free (and vegan). Robust with a hint of brown sugar and molasses (but with just 3 grams of sugar per bun), Rudi’s buns are a nutritious and tasty alternative to the standard fare on grocery store shelves. Nutrition-wise, each 65 gram (2.3 ounces) bun has 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 1.5 grams of fat, and 240 mg of sodium.

Food For Life Sprouted Whole Wheat Burger Buns: These delicious buns made from freshly sprouted certifiable organic grown wheat grains are as nutritious as they are delicious. See, taste, and smell the difference. Each 62 grain (2.2 ounces) bun has 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 2.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of sugar, and 140 mg of sodium. This is the bun for those who want a robust, tasty bun with less sodium.Food_for_life Sprouted_Burger_buns

 

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Burger Buns:  Sprouted whole grains (wheat, barley, millet, spelt) along with sprouted lentils and soybeans give these buns a wholesome nutty whole grain flavor not often found in buns. Each 62 gram (2.2 ounces) bun has 9 grains of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 1.5 grams of fat, 170 mg of sodium and no sugar. These buns are nutritious and delicious.Ezekiel_buns

For those who prefer sesame seeds on their buns, the company also makes  Sesame Sprouted Grain Burger Buns and Sprouted Whole Grain Hot Dog Buns.Ezekiel_Hot_Dog_Buns

All of the buns are available nationwide at grocery and health food stores. To find a store nearby, use the locator service at the company website: www.foodforlife.com.

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