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Which bread is best: whole grain, whole wheat, or the highest fiber content per serving?
Asked by on Apr 09, 2008
The 100 percent whole grain or whole wheat bread with the most fiber is usually the best choice. Look at the Nutrition Facts label for the bread with at least 20% DV (Daily Value) for fiber. And then consider what else is important to you: calories per serving, sodium, organic, price, etc. Note that fiber-enriched foods usually contain fibers added by the manufacturer, such as inulin and cellulose, which are not harmful but do not provide the nutrients of whole grains. Whole grains are cereal grains that contain every part of the kernel: the bran, the germ, and the starchy endosperm. When the bran and germ are removed, most of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein is lost. The term whole wheat is used when the grain is entirely wheat. High fiber refers to a food with 20% or more of the DV for fiber on the Nutrition Facts panel on the food label.