Happy & Healthy: The Pretzel

By Boardwalk Food Company on February 20, 2023

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t aware of what pretzels are, let alone someone who hasn’t tasted one at least once in their lifetime. Many negative comments have been made regarding the practice of snacking. Understandably so, chips, sweets, and other items have been frowned upon by aficionados of healthy eating. That said, pretzels can be made to be part of a healthy diet. But don’t take our word for it—we consulted the experts to help us extoll the virtues of this tasty treat. 

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Healthy Benefits 

Pretzels come in many different forms and flavors and can be prepared in a variety of ways. For the sake of keeping our results simple, we’ll be comparing the virtues of soft pretzels, usually found in a bakery, and hard ones found in ample supply from Boardwalk Food Co. First and foremost, 1 oz of hard pretzels contain less than 3 gram of sugar, 3 grams of protein, only a half a gram of saturated fat. (Not too shabby of you to ask us.) 

Both soft and hard pretzels also contain a fair amount of the minerals we need to help sustain a healthy lifestyle. Folate, copper, iron, niacin, selenium, and zinc are all found in pretzels, making them a great supplementary addition to a balanced and nutritious meal. The primary ingredient that pretzels are made from, flour, gets broken down by the human body and converted into energy during the process of digestion. 

On the other end of the spectrum is the second ingredient of pretzels, salt, or, as it’s known in scientific circles, sodium chloride. While consumption of salt is always best in moderation, the benefits it has to offer the human body are essential for maintaining health. Sodium chloride can best be described as the reliable courier of the body. The chemical helps absorb and transport the nutrients to the various parts of the body that need them the most. They also transmit signals through the nervous system and assist the cardiovascular system in maintaining blood pressure. 

This combination of flour and salt is beneficial and essential for a healthy lifestyle. Pour out some pretzels and a glass of water. But most of all, enjoy yourself! 

Boardwalk Craft Pretzels 

Boardwalk Food co. specializes in pretzels that the very best craft beers have inspired. We specialize in wholesale and are the perfect complimentary item to be served at your bar or restaurant. For more information on us and what we have to offer, pay us a visit at

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