No added yeast
No added salt
No added sugar
No added oil
Purple Wheat and Spelt now available
No yeast, oil, salt or sugar are added to our bread, making it ideal for those with allergies or specific dietary requirements.
Natural organic ingredients
Inspired by the ancient Essene people, our sprouted grain wheat bread is made from simple, natural ingredients:
Certified organic wheat grains and purified water.
Our bread is hand-shaped and then baked slowly at a low temperature to maximise nutrition and develop the unique flavour.
Essene Bread predates the invention of the flour mill; instead of flour, the bread is made from 100% whole sprouted grains.
The rich, moist flavour of Wheat Essene Bread derives from the sprouting process, which converts starch into maltose and other ingredients readily assimilated by the body.
Wheat Essene Bread 650g cob loaf (green label).
Wheat Essene Bread 600g slice pack (green label).
Ingredients:Certified organic wheat, purified water.
We also produce a Rye bread
We dont use any preservatives in our bread so Essene bread needs to stored in the fridge or freezer.
We make Essene bread weekly in small batches, and the process takes 3 days of preparation so it may pay to contact you local shop to check availability.
Find out where to buy Essene Bread
Now in Two Varieties
Ancient Purple Wheat and Spelt
Simple, nutritious, organic.
Inspired by the ancient Essene people our sprouted grain bread is made from simple, pure natural ingredients.
The rich, moist flavor of Wheat Essene Bread derives from the sprouting process, which converts starch into maltose and other ingredients readily assimilated by the body.
Essene bread predates the invention of the flour mill: instead of flour it is made with sprouted whole grains. Nothing is added except water.
Our bread has no yeast, salt, sugar, or oil making it ideal for those with allergies or special dietary requirement. Many diabetics choose to eat our bread.
Our bread is hand shaped and then baked slowly at a low temperature to maximize the nutrition and develop its unique flavor.
We choose to support New Zealand Biogro certified organic grain farmers so you can be assured your Essene Rye bread is made from certified organic rye grains grown in the South Island.
Purple Wheat - an ancient grain. Unmodified, non GMO, non Hybridized. Rich in anthocyanins, and saccarides which are natural plant sugars that give this bread a 'sweet' flavor like no other.
Spelt - an old variety of Wheat that has a different gluten enzyme to other Wheat strains. Many people find they can eat Spelt even with gluten intolerance has it has a different gluten enzyme to the other varieties. It is also non GMO and not a Hybrid variety.
We are blessed to have pure natural spring water on the property where your bread is made, which naturally vitalizes and enriches the goodness of the bread.
Wheat Cob Loaf - 650 grams
The traditional Cob loaf is a wonderful way to share food.
The age old tradition of 'Breaking Bread' together
is what this is all about.
Nutritious, and warming for the soul.
Wheat Slice pack - 600 grams
The slice pack is a new way to bring Essene bread into your life. It is easy to toast, or slice in half to add your
It takes 3 days to prepare for a bake.
Monday is bake day !
Orders made on a Monday or Tuesday will not be ready until the following week.
Orders made Wed to Friday will be ready by the Monday following
Our bread has no preservative in it so needs to be
kept in the fridge. It will keep for weeks and stays moist if kept in an airtight wrapping. If you are buying in bulk it freezes well.