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6/14/10 4:13 P

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Most people really like this bread. I am having to force myself use up the bread that I had before I tried this. I have heard that they are working on hamburger and hot dog buns. Can't wait.



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6/14/10 2:48 P

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I just got a loaf of the UDI's sandwich bread in whole grain to try. emoticon





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6/12/10 3:34 P

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emoticon info Margie. I have to hand it to you and what you've been able to learn the hard way. Thank you for sharing.

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6/11/10 9:33 P

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I am so glad I have learned to laugh at myself as I put a 180 on the tapioca loaf opinion.

I was a Weight Watcher but... I have food allergies and food intolerances are issues in the forms of gluten intolerances, sulfite dangerous issues and must avoid everything stating or hiding chemicals soy or corn derived in it, and anything artificial. My insulin resistance is a pre diabetes condition threat that demands that I avoid the 'things which tease' digestion. All of these complications are not factored into the spark program. I am still finding the reasons why I must avoid them. New facts about myself and food conflict arise and are issues that make me design my own program.

For example, this wonderful Gluten-Free Team here is discussing the good g-f breads on the market and many liked the Tapioca bread put out by Ener-G Foods. I researched after eating a loaf (in two wks time, or course, this month June 2010) to discover part of my current insomnia is due to chemicals in the bread formula that hurt me. I follow strict patterns to listen to my body to learn better how to choose my food. When I switched back to my favorite Food for Life, Brown Rice g-f bread; my better sleep pattern returned. I am so like 'the princess and the pea'; I can feel, react, and describe things a 'normal' could not detect.

Glucono delta-lactone (GDL) E575 is a naturally-occurring food additive used as a sequestrant, an acidifier, or a curing, pickling, or leavening agent. It is a lactone (cyclic ester) of D-gluconic acid . Pure GDL is a white odorless crystalline powder.
GDL is commonly found in honey, fruit juices, and wine GDL is neutral, but hydrolyses in water to gluconic acid which is acidic, adding a tangy taste to foods, though it has roughly a third of the sourness of citric acid. It is metabolized to glucose; one gram of GDL yields roughly the same amount of metabolic energy as one gram of sugar. (This doe not metabolize well in me.)
The Glucono Delta Lactone (in the baking powder of the 14th ingredient, as a fuel to promote leavening action) of the Ener-G Foods Tapioca Bread, is claiming to be lactose-free and this is good for lactose intolerant people. I am not. The ingredient is related to other Glucono chemicals listed in the federal classification registry. It is a Dow chemical hybrid and is NOT LISTED in the national registry. It sits as E575 (with an extra checkmark beside the official number.); the 'Delta' is not noted on the registry web site page I read. What does the check mark represent? I followed another lead by a professional chef's blog, where he claims to have Dow's contract to cook and create recipes using this ingredient. The web site holding all of the August 2008 blogs is missing this entry. Dow may have removed it to protect trade secrets!? If a pro cannot keep the recipes containing this ingredient open to the public then I choose to avoid it. The other entry I saw regarding this ingredient was a about termites and microbial polysaccharides. I am not a termite.

The other ingredient that did not sit well with me was a fiber source; methylcellulose. Methylcellulose is often added to hair shampoos, toothpastes and liquid soaps, to generate their characteristic thick consistency. This is also done for foods, for example ice cream or croquette. Methylcellulose is also an important emulsifier, preventing the separation of two mixed liquids. The E number of methylcellulose as food additive is E461. Many multi purpose methylcellulose are not 'food grade', like Ghost Buster's movie slime. I do not wish to be slimed!
It researched as a Helsinki obesity clinic food fiber to curb appetite. Maybe Dow Chemicals could not find a clinic in America to honor the study. The conclusion charts shared the result of serum insulin from placebo then from food with methylcellulose added; the added chart showed the insulin wondering in erratic unhealthy behavior. This erratic behavior is part of why I must avoid artificial ingredients, due to insulin resistance that may lead to diabetes. My body has only so much room for digestive chaos, this one will not be invited again. A well-known trade name of methylcellulose when used as a drug is Citrucel by GlaxoSmithKline, but generic versions are also widely available. Methylcellulose is in Citrucel, other bulk laxatives, and gum base for foods. I looked deeper to find the most common sources for this 'ester cellulose' is cotton plant and wood pulp (type of species of wood not mentioned).
In closing, I will choose not to consume glucono(s) or methylcellulose listed as ingredients in my food. I will not purchase Ener-G Foods Tapioca Bread for myself.

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4/11/10 8:39 P

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I used the Udi bread last week for french toast and it was wonderful.



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4/11/10 7:36 P

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I just tried this bread to and I love it!! it is the first bread that actually tastes good. i cant wait to make french toast with it....yummy!! emoticon

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4/11/10 6:29 P

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Good subject considering we are a big sandwich eating society! Tapioca flour bread is awesome for grilled cheese sandwich and french toast, you are so right! It is heavier than the light gluten filled kind we loved but is available to most of us. I sometimes like a light biscuit from a quick bread process with aluminum-free baking powder, sweet rice flour, butter, and buttermilk. The homemade buttermilk biscuits have the lightness of a butterfly compared to a bumblebee type character of gluten-free yeast breads. Especially when the doctor recommends that, I need to cut back on yeast for a while.

Now, I use Pamela's mix since I am intolerant of cornstarch in the basic powders. Not even Bob's Red Mill aluminum-free baking powder is free of that starch. If they would make a powder using tapioca, potato, or rice starch or just the leavening solo, I would BUY IT. Maybe solo the leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate) may be unstable to transport safely? The product would be too unstable much like the ivory soap is in the US postal rejection to mail list I see when I stand in line to send a package.

My standard is Food for Life sold frozen in the pink package of rice loaves to avoid the almond fours. The crumbling of each slice as really irritated me; sometimes there is no whole slice in a whole loaf. Pamela's Pancake Mix has almond flour; I use it sparingly
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I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
MAPEIS Posts: 33
4/9/10 2:49 P

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The Whole Foods in Kansas City carries UDI bread in both the bakery and frozen sections. They have pizza crust, muffins, bagels and the most unbelievable cinnamon rolls.


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4/8/10 10:45 P

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I am just east of Dallas and thought Drug Emporium went out of business??? I haven't seen one in years!

I haven't heard of the bread you have described either. The Udi I've heard of though haven't tried it.

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TEDDYBEARDONNA's Photo TEDDYBEARDONNA Posts: 11,983
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Trish, I too am from TX. The panhandle area for me. Where are you???



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4/8/10 7:41 P

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TrishF - I bought the Ener-G loaf at Drug Emporium. I'm in Texas, I'm not sure where they are.

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4/8/10 7:38 P

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I was better toasted but still good not toasted.

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The two places that I got it, they were in the freezer section.



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For the Udi's fans - do you find it in the bread aisle or freezer? I just got home from the closest store that was supposed to carry Udi's and couldn't find it. I was going to ask but the cashier was unfriendly.
I did find Chebe and that in 2 weeks they're having a GF fair so it wasn't a wasted trip.

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I just picked up a bag of Udi's whole grain. Because you all were talking about it, I tried it and omg, it's very good! I liked it untoasted and toasted. And I thought the same thing: it looks good for a grilled cheese. Dang it if I just didn't start my dairy freeness (except butter ...) emoticon .

It's nice to know it's there if I feel like it.
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4/8/10 1:12 P

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Udi's is the best by far! I think you can order it online if you can't get it where you live.

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4/8/10 12:48 P

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Like TeddyBearDonna I didn't like the Ener-G bread but it was the best prepared bread I've tried. I just found a couple of places that sell Udi's locally and are in odd locations for me to go/get to so will see when I get there.

When I had the Ener-G breads they needed to be toasted.

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4/8/10 12:20 P

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did you have to toast it? I have to check it out that it is lower in calories. My current bread is 128 calories a slice.





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I've heard that Udi's bread is great! I haven't tried it, but am told by our local Whole Foods that they are going to decrease or eliminate many of their WF GF breads, in favor of carrying the Udi's. I can't wait!

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4/8/10 11:04 A

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UDI Bread is excellent for panini and grilled cheese sandwiches. So So good. I don't like it for regular sandwiches but it's wonderful toasted. I use it for croutons, french toast and panini's. I go through a loaf a week easily.

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4/8/10 10:36 A

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OH, I love Udi's! I just can't get it where I am. :(



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I tried that bread and personally didn't like it at all. The thing I did like was it was lower in calories. I am really glad you like it. It is hard to find a bread that tastes good. I recently found I like Udi. I made french toast on Sat. and it was soooo good.



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4/8/10 10:09 A

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Hey Wendy -
That sounds great! Where did you get the bread?




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I just tried Ener-G Light Tapioca Loaf and I love it. I have been able to make a sandwich for the first time since being diagnosed. I've also made french toast with it and it is yummy with some Joseph's Syrup (also low calorie). Everyother bread I have tried is high in calories and extremely dense. I like my sandwich to be light and this bread is only 45 calories a slice. They also carry a light brown rice loaf, I'm going to try that next.

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