Pitettes – Lil’ Pitas with ZERO Sodium [inside the Label]

Fooducate community member Amorette sent us this glowing review of a pita bread she recently discovered.

I’m an avid reader of your blog and greatly enjoy the product reviews of new items. I came across this item that I greatly enjoy and seems nutritionally sound.

 

It’s called Pitettes pita bread, made by Toufayan Bakeries Inc. in Ridgefield, NJ. They are whole wheat and have zero, yes zero sodium. I was skeptical that this would taste like cardboard, but bought it anyway.

 

For what it is, pita bread, it tastes great. It’s chewy, not overly hard or cardboard-esque. The first ingredient on the label is stone ground whole wheat flour which made me jump for joy and only has 6 ingredients total.

We decided to take a look and see if this is an example of a store brought bread product that we would actually like.

What you need to know:

We took a look at the nutrition info and the ingredients, and it does look quite good. 150 calories per serving of 2 little pita loaves, 3 grams of fiber, and indeed zero sodium.

The ingredient list consists of:

Stone ground whole wheat flour, water, wheat gluten, yeast, malted barley flour, calcium propionate (added to retard spoilage).

The added gluten makes the bread more chewy, and the calcium propionate is a safe preservative that helps increase the shelf life of the product. Overall , no comment.

We like this bread. Now we just need to hear from more readers – how does it taste?

What to do at the supermarket:

If you’re going to get these pita breads, why not add some additional Mediterranean flair with a good hummus dip?

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  • Guest

    I love this little pitas! Eat them every day for lunch with hummus so can’t really comment on the “taste” of them. However they make a perfect vehicle for dip, they’re soft and chewy and are somewhat hollow on the inside.

  • http://www.thewifeofadairyman.blogspot.com Nancy~the wife of a dairyman

    Sounds like something I would like and buy but have yet to find it at my local grocery store, in CA…..I’ll keep trying.

  • Tt

    people should stop attacking sodium as the source of problems and lack of potassium as the true culprit. You need an equal balance of sodium to potassium

    • JS

      I would have to agree, however the fact of the matter is that in North America we consume an average of 5.3g/day of sodium daily from packaged and processed foods when the recommended intake is around 1.2g/day. Excess sodium leads to hypertension which in turn leads to a host of cardiovascular problems. That being said, by avoiding highly processed and refined foods this is easily preventable.

  • Sailorstrawberry18

    I agree Tt

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701811355 Katie Tasky

    Unlikely to have them all the way over here in Alaska, but I’d love to try them!

  • Tom

    Calcium Propionate is not totally in the green, it is linked to migraines.

  • Takebacktour

    These are great! I find them at my local Food Lion in the bakery section. These are great with the Food Lion organic hummus! Yummy

  • http://www.foodieformerlyfat.com Foodie, Formerly Fat

    I’ve been eating this brand for years. They have wonderful products. It’s hard, but not impossible, to find some premade items in the store that are worth buying. The good and the bad of this is that it spoils quickly so don’t buy it to just leave it around, buy it and use it.

    • Tom

      That’s an interesting point to make about fast spoilage. It begs the question of why there needs to be the artificial preservative calcium propionate if it’s still going to spoil quickly?