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Joseph's Lavash Bread

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Product Review Added Date: 05-24-2008 16:51 ET
Product Review Added By: BrianB (voted: )

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Ada recommended these for review, and I have to agree -- I use these quite often and they are great. I tagged them as "check with clinic" because even though they aren't "on the list", the Joseph's Pitas are on the list, and 1 serving (a half-sheet) of these wraps is nearly identical nutritionally and ingredient wise to a pita (in fact the numbers are just a little lower). For that reason, they might be something useful to submit to the clinic for an approval if you prefer a wrap over a pita.

They are really soft, and last quite a long time. I'm not suggesting this, but I'll be honest and say I keep them for months without even bothering to freeze or refrigerate them and they do just fine. Ada has a good tip for freezing them, but I'll let her put that in her review.

One fantastic use for these (and I think Michelle or Paula gets credit for this idea) is to use scissors or a pizza cutter to cut them into little squares, lay the squares out on a foil covered baking sheet, spritz them with ICBINB spray, and then sprinkle on seasoning of your choice (Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning is a good one that's "on the list"). Then bake 'em at about 350 degrees for around 5 to 10 minutes (watch 'em, they go from "not yet" to "burnt" real fast). One lavash is 100 calories and makes more wonderful crunchy little chips than you can get in the store for 100 calories no matter how hard you try.

For those in the States, the best place to find these is in the deli at Super Wal-Mart, usually with the Joseph's Pitas. Sometimes they'll carry one and not the other. It also varies from store to store, but once you find a store that has them, they'll have them pretty reliably. While it really is best to try to find them at Wal-Mart, if you just can't, you can get them at a decent price here.

P.S. Although they are called "square bread", the ones I've bought at Wal-Mart aren't square at all -- they are rectangular, and a good sized rectangle at that (about 8.5 x 11 inches). The nutritional information is the same as what it shown on Low Carb Grocery, but they look like the picture at Netrition. I don't know what the deal is -- are there really two sizes out there, both 50 calories for 1/2 lavash? If so, are the smaller ones thicker? Inquiring minds...

Serving: 1/2 Lavash (32g), Calories: 50, Fat: 2g, Total Carbs: 7g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 0g, [Net Carbs: 4g], Protein: 5g

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Comment Date: 01-18-2010 16:47 ET
By: DawnD (voted: )

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Comment Date: 05-24-2008 17:19 ET
By: Ada (voted: )

This bread is fabulous....even better than the Joseph's pita bread because it is not as thin.  It is great for wraps, roll-ups etc. as well as anything bread would be used for.  I really love the taste of it.  I have even toasted it (in a toaster oven) and had it with a scraping of butter (maintenance only!) and allowed reduced sugar jam (of course sweetened more with liquid Splenda!) I buy it at the Low Carb Grocery Store.  I find it freezes very well if you put waxed paper in between the pieces in the bag before freezing so that the pieces do not stick together and can come out 1 piece at a time for defrosting (15 secs in a small micro).  

P.S.  As 1/2 a slice is a serving, before freezing cut pieces in half for easy single serving defrosting

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