Schmidt Baking Company | 601 South Caroline Street Baltimore, MD 21231



Schmidt Line of Rye Breads

Includes Schmidt Deli Rye, Manischewitz Seeded and Seedless Ryes, and Pumpernickel


In the spring of 1888, Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz opened a small Matzo bakery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Today, Manischewitz is the nation’s largest manufacturer of processed kosher food products.

Schmidt Baking Company is honored to distribute Manischewitz Rye breads to consumers in the Eastern Seaboard region longing for quality, kosher New York style rye breads.

What does Kosher mean?

Kosher is a Hebrew term, which literally means “fit” or “acceptable”. When referring to food, it indicates that the food conforms to Jewish Dietary laws and is “acceptable” to those who adhere to Kosher food requirements. Thus, the most familiar use of the term “Kosher” in Jewish tradition refers to its application to food.

Just as it is widely recognized that certain foods are conducive to a person’s physical well-being, the Bible has established criteria for foods that are supportive of a Jew’s spiritual well-being. Foods produced according to Kosher requirements are considered spiritually nourishing, and are therefore regarded as “Kosher”. Foods that contain non-approved ingredients are referred to as “non-Kosher”. The Kosher diet has been one of the anchors of the Jewish People, and for this reason maintaining the integrity of the Kosher status of foods is accorded the highest importance. Even a small amount of non-approved material may prevent a food from being considered Kosher.

…in addition, there are many people who look for a Kosher seal as a sign of food prepared in a more healthful fashion. In fact, there are many different reasons why the public will search for a recognized Kosher symbol…Marketplace studies have shown that upwards of six million consumers regularly look for some form of Kosher indication when they shop, and that number keeps growing.

The Kosher market generates almost two billion dollars in sales annually, from 20,000 available Kosher certified products… The Kosher symbol (allows) access to a market of over 6 million people, of which, interestingly enough, Jews are in the minority. Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims, vegetarians and people with food allergies and other medical considerations – as well as the Kosher consumer – all benefit from Kosher certified products.

What does Kosher Mean Source: KOF K Kosher Supervision, January, 2012

For more information, please visit www.manischewitz.com.

Health & Wellness
Breads and baked goods can contribute to a healthful diet, especially when integrated with other nutritious foods and healthy eating habits. According to the “Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee” released by the USDA and Health and Human Services, Americans should consume more vegetables and whole grains, eat less fatty meats, salt and sugar. Specifically, the report recommends that individuals should:
  • Lower maximum intake of salt from 2,300 mg to 1, 500 mg
  • Eat less saturated fat – total saturated fats should drop to 7% of total daily calorie intake from the previous 10%
  • Drink fewer sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Eat more seafood and low-fat dairy products
  • Eat more vegetables, cooked dry beans and peas, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
  • Increase nutritional education, enhance healthy cooking skills and follow good food safety practices.
  • Stop adhering to the concept of “discretional calories,” which was added in 2005. The idea was that people who ate according to the guidelines would have a handful of calories left over to indulge in ice cream or chips or other foods with less nutritional value. (Source: International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association)
Consuming grain foods helps with weight maintenance. In fact, a July 2009 study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association shows that those who consume a medium to high percentage of carbohydrates in their diet have a reduced risk of obesity. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) shows that both men and women who consume higher percentages of carbohydrates in their diets have lower Body Mass Indices (BMIs).
How many servings of grains should I eat per day?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating 6 servings of grain foods each day, with at least 3 coming from whole grains.
Does bread contain iron?
All grain foods are a major source of iron, a key nutrient in the production and release of energy to the body.
Does bread contain folic acid?
Grains are the primary source of folic acid in Americans’ diets. Folic acid plays an important role in healthy pregnancies by preventing neural tube defects. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com. In addition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), folic acid is not only good for growing fetuses, it may also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in adults.
Are whole grains high in fat?
Whole grains are naturally low in fat.
Do whole grains have much fiber?
Whole grains are a good source of fiber, and can lower the risk of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease.
What kind of carbohydrates do breads have?
The complex carbohydrates in bread and other grain-based foods provide essential fuel the body needs.
I've heard eating whole grains can help prevent health problems, is this true?
Whole grains contain important nutrients such as selenium, potassium and magnesium, which collectively may help boost immunity, lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease and some forms of cancer.
How many grain servings are there in a sandwich?
Having a sandwich for lunch accounts for two grain servings of your recommended 6 daily servings.
What are the common grains that we eat here in America?
There are eight common grains consumed in America: wheat, barley, oats, rice, corn, millet, rye and sorghum. These grains can be consumed as whole grains, but some can also be found in their enriched form.
How can whole grains be eaten?
Whole grains may be eaten whole, cracked, split or ground. They can be milled into flour or used to make breads, cereals and other foods. If a food label states that the package contains whole grain, the "whole grain" part of the food inside the package is required to have virtually the same proportions of bran, germ and endosperm as the harvested kernel does before it is processed.
What are enriched grains?
Enriched grains provide our bodies with essential B vitamins (niacin, thiamine and riboflavin), which collectively help maintain a healthy nervous system and increase energy production, and which may help lower cholesterol. Enriched White Bread provides practically the same values of thiamine, niacin and iron as whole wheat bread. It gives twice as much riboflavin, plus a great deal more calcium. Products made from white flour are enriched with four major B vitamins, including folic acid.
Are carbohydrates bad for me?
The Institute of Medicine recommends Americans consume about 225-325 grams of carbs per day.

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