Time for another giveaway! Essential Eating is giving away a package of their fabulous sprouted foods.
The package includes 4 boxes of sprouted flour pasta and 2 boxes of sprouted cereal — retail value of $36 (including free shipping). This giveaway will run through February 6th, 2013 at midnight EST.
Essential Eating sent me a box of their pasta and cereal and I have to tell you, this stuff is AWESOME.
Finally! A Sprouted Whole Grain Pasta
Here’s my pasta dilemma: For years, I bought brown rice pasta because it’s more nutritious than white flour pasta. Recently I’ve stopped buying brown rice pasta recently due to the news that most brown rice has high levels of arsenic.
So lately, I’ve been buying pasta made with white flour, which is not as nutritious as eating whole grains.
Essential Eating Sprouted Flour Pasta for the win! Their new line of pasta is not only organic and whole grain, but it’s also sprouted.
Essential Eating carries sprouted spaghetti, linguini, elbow macaroni, and penne. It’s whole grain and 100% organic.
The Essential Eating Sprouted Cereal is also fantastic. I actually like it better than oatmeal. It tastes just like the good old fashioned Cream of Wheat my mom used to make when I was a kid — only it’s a billion times fresher and more flavorful.
My 5-year-old, who always begs for cereal, loves the Essential Eating Sprouted Cereal, too. Now I have a fast and easy breakfast option that our whole family loves.
Why Sprout Whole Grains?
Humans have been soaking grains for thousands of years. Soaking grains has been practiced by every culture around the world that has subsisted on grains.
Doesn’t that blow your mind? Every culture. And we wonder why we have so much gluten intolerance today?
In addition to vitamins and minerals, whole grains contain phytic acid and other anti-nutrients. Unless phytic acid is broken down, it blocks the absorption of important minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.
When we eat whole grains, we’re eating the bran, or the outer part of the grain. That’s where the anti-nutrients like phytic acid are contained. To get optimal nutrition from whole grains, it is best to sprout and/or soak whole wheat, oatmeal, corn, brown rice and other whole grains.
Enter for a Chance to Win the Essential Eating Sprouted Foods Package
There are 3 easy steps to enter:
1. Click the link below and sign up for the Essential Eating newsletter on their site. This is the mandatory entry.
2. Click the link in the Rafflecopter widget below for the mandatory entry.
3. Sign up for extra entries using Rafflecopter.
Note: This contest is open to readers in the U.S. only.
The winner will be chosen via random.org. The winner will be announced on February 7, 2013 on my blog. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his or her full name, address, and phone number. No purchase necessary to win.
Good luck, everybody!
Questions? Comment below.