I eat a lot of Oroweat at home.
For all I know, Oroweat could be a rotten company. I’ve never really looked into it. Of course it’s always great to eat local and organic, but realistically I do a good bit of shopping at Safeway and will eat just about anything my girlfriend buys. When I’m not buying some really awesome local loaf, my sliced bread go-to is Oroweat. It’s what I was raised on.
My step mom used to buy Oroweat. She was probably the first person to make me a really kick ass sandwich. She put sliced onion and pepper on it! I’m pretty sure I was used to Wonder Bread at the time, so Oroweat was kind of a big deal.
So, as I mentioned earlier, my girlfriend bought this whole grain & chia bread by Oroweat because she’s all stoked on Chia right now. I guess chia is the new açaí berry or something. She says that the kombucha bottle that she buys with chia in it says that chia has more antioxidants than blueberries, more fiber than oatmeal, and more omegas than salmon. The Oroweat bag says,
“Native to Central & Southern Mexico, the Chia plant blooms in the Spring, and once past the blooming period, tiny Chia seeds are exposed. Chia seed has a very mild flavor and has been known to accentuate the flavor of whatever it is cooked with. Chia seed is a great way to get Omega-3 ALA, and is the primary source of Omega-3 ALA found in Oroweat Whole Grain & Chia.”
So what is Omega-3 ALA? ALA means “alpha-Linolenic acid”. Basically, they’re supposedly related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce both self-reported anxiety, stress levels, and objective measured cortisol levels in college age students, and is associated with decreased depression. Now, I’m no health nut, but that’s pretty neat. You can read all about it here. Just disregard all that stuff about negative effects.
I wondering if the Chia Pet dudes are in on this.