High Fiber Plus Pita Bread – a diabetic friendly pita bread

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Topic Title: High Fiber Plus Pita Bread – a diabetic friendly pita bread
Created On: 07/23/2010 09:41 AM

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 07/27/2010 02:39 PM

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FatCatAnna

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I agree with you AmariT on the bread taking away from what is inside! I also tend to have open face sandwiches - enjoy preparing it fresh on the spot - but sometimes I don't have the time to do that - and the wrap/pita makes life much easier for those of us on the run.

BTW, I had to go to the US border yesterday (it's only 1/2 an hour away from Montreal) and decided after we'd done our business with the getting NEXUS card, etc. with Homeland Security we'd drive further south to Plattsburgh. I had this bee in my bonnet about finding this bread that High_Carb_Freak wrote about.

Stopped by at Walmart (the American ones are soooo HUGE compared to what we have here and the choice of foods seems limitless). Alas, couldn't find the pita bread that High_Carb_Freak wrote about here (it seems only available in NY city area - or online). Instead found something similar called Flatout Flatbread. I bought a pack of 6 wraps of Multi-Grain with flax for $2.00 USD which I think is a pretty good deal. I just had lunch with a diced up egg with abit of Ranch dressing and threw in some veggies, rolled it up, and it was delicious! It's 100 calories with 17g of carb with 8 g of fibre which makes the actual carb count only 9g!

I also picked up a pack of their Light Italian Herb flatbread - which is lower in calories (90) with 16 g of carb and 9 g of fibre - so even lower then the ! I'm going to freeze that pack - and hopefully it'll taste better. I think making the pizza like you do AmariT is going to be something I'll be trying very soon!

Again, sorry my nonUSA followers - it can only be bought in the USA. So at least for you Americans, and Canadians that live close to the border, it'll be easy to find. You can also request it if you go to their website (and it can be purchased online).






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Anna from Montreal, Canada
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 07/26/2010 12:07 PM

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AmariT

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I've only ever had Pita bread with very specific foods, such as hummus, but the other day I had this sort of pretend personal pizza made with pita bread and it was absolutely delicious. I might have to try some new pita bread recipes.

My problem with bread in general is I always feel like it's too much and takes away from the tastes of the innards of a sandwich. I have a tendency of making "sandwiches" with only one slice of bread, and which point I'm not entirely certain it really countes as a sandwich anymore.



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 07/23/2010 11:49 AM

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FatCatAnna

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I'd read about this pita bread at another website (Revolution Health) and also noticed Sanwich_fan here (both of you are recent members - welcome to Diabetes1.org) are pushing this product - so it must be GOOD! ;)

What's amazing is that at only 22 grams of carbs with 9 grams of fibre it's REALLY low carb. So I wouldn't have to take too much insulin to cover those carbs.

I'll have to look for it next time in the USA (doubt it's outside of your country - but you never know - may make it's way across the border).
Have a friend as well in the USA that is currently eating low carb, so this will make her happy!

Curious - High_Carb_Freak if you are a diabetic - or just trying to stay clear of becoming one as it's in your family tree? I know of a few, my brother included, who eats healthy / exercises to avoid getting diabetes since it runs in our family tree (I'm the only one so far that has become one).


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 07/23/2010 09:41 AM

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High Fiber Plus Pita Bread is a newcomer to the range of original baked products from the Massachusetts-based Joseph's Bakery, an established player in the field of health-conscious foods. It's marketed as the first diabetic friendly pita bread and its labeling carries a prestigious mark of the Glycemic Research Institute. The product passed all medical and legal protocols and became officially certified as low glycemic and diabetic friendly in March 2010. It is available in good stores around the country and at Joseph's Bakery website (josephsbakery.com).


High Fiber Plus pitas have been proven to help reduce the sugar level spikes that occur after consuming foods that include sugar or substantial amounts of carbohydrates. Keeping a healthy blood sugar level is the key to avoiding diabetic complications, while a diet rich in fiber will also promote smooth digestion. On top of bringing out its health benefits, people at Joseph's Bakery, as firm believers in rolling healthy food and good food into one, have made sure their new offering is as delicious as ever.


Like so many other baked foods from Joseph's, High Fiber Plus Diabetic Friendly Pita Bread is a great alternative to traditional bread or sandwiches. They are soft and so there is no problem with wrapping things in easily. They are strong too, so tearing is no longer a big worry. Their nutritional value is good, making High Fiber Plus a quality choice for a quick lunch in the office or on the move.


Some like it brushed with olive oil, for others it goes well with hummus, others still like to play with fillings. One way or another, four delicious loaves from a single High Fiber Plus Pita Bread package are not going to last long.
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