The Nation’s Leading Bagel House Highlights the Surprising Amount of Protein in Bagels
Einstein Bros. Bagels is encouraging guests to learn about the power of the bagel, as each bagel offered on their menu has 9 or more grams of protein. In fact, twelve of the bagels offered on the menu consist of 10 grams or more, making the bagel a surprisingly nutritious breakfast option.
“Breakfast provides essential nutrients and it’s important to be sure your first meal includes protein,” says Registered Dietitian Kelly Springer, MS, RD, CDN. “Fortunately, you don’t have to search hard to do so. Some of your favorite breakfast items, like bagels, have more protein than most people realize.”
The power of Einstein Bros. bagels is real, averaging 10 grams of protein. While bagels may not be comparable in other nutrients, any one bagel contains as much or more protein than a large egg, three slices of turkey, two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, or one cup of two percent milk.
“The protein in Einstein Bros’ bagels is plant-based, coming primarily (95%) from
enriched wheat flour,” adds Kelly Springer, MS, RD, CDN. “The protein is naturally occurring in the wheat, primarily from the wheat gluten.”
- The most popular bagel at Einstein Bros. Bagels, the Plain Bagel, contains 9 grams of protein, which is more protein than in a large egg (7 grams).
- The savory Everything Bagel includes 9 grams of wholesome protein, more than in 3 half-ounce slices of turkey (7grams).
- The sweet Blueberry Bagel is made with berry bits and contains 9 grams of protein, more than a cup of non-fat vanilla yogurt (8 grams).
- The 100 percent Whole Wheat Bagel is full of 10 grams of protein, more than found in two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter (8 grams).
- The wholesome and tasty Ancient Grain Bagel is made with a delicious mix of seeds, quinoa and flax, and provides 11 grams of protein, more than found in a cup of 2 percent milk (9 grams).
“Our Chocolate Chip Bagel has 9 grams of protein, the same as my favorite Clif Bar, Chocolate Chip,” said Tyler Ricks, President of Einstein Bros. Bagels. “Whether guests are looking for energy to power through their day or to fuel their workout, our bagels are a wholesome choice that don’t compromise taste.”
For more information on bagel protein and other nutritional information, please visit www.powerofthebagel.com.
About Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.
Einstein Bros.® Bagels is part of the Coffee & Bagel Brands family, a leading quick-casual company also known for Caribou Coffee®, Bruegger’s Bagels®, Noah’s New York Bagels® and Manhattan Bagel® brands. Einstein Bros.® Bagels is a neighborhood bagelry that’s always cooking up a new way to bagel. Known for its fresh-baked bagels available in a variety of flavors and premium double-whipped shmears, Einstein Bros.® Bagels also serves gourmet bagel sandwiches, coffee, espresso, sweets and snacks. Einstein Bros.® Bagels is proud to be the largest bagel retail company in America with more than 700 locations in 40 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, visitwww.EinsteinBros.com.