In  my opinion, bread labels often present ingredient information in a way that is distorted and misleading. Sometimes, this misrepresentation of the ingredients includes outright lies to mislead consumers. An example of this is using the term “whole wheat” to create the impression that the bread is whole grain. The impression created by the industry is that bread is healthier if it is brown and has the word wheat on the label.

In fact most of these спец магазин для кондитеров use the term “wheat flour” or other such terms. The truth is that this bread is mostly white flour. This is also the case when a label sounds healthy, such as seven grain or twelve grain. It is important to remember when reading labels that “wheat flour” is white flour, not whole wheat flour.

There is no rye bread readily available that is truly 100% whole grain, high fiber. Whether it is called Russian rye bread, Jewish Rye bread, or sour rye bread it is made with white flour. Rye flour is a very minor ingredient. This is why there is only 1 g of fiber in a slice.

Many brands claim that their bread is light. In most cases it is lighter because it is smaller in size. Make sure that you are comparing the same slice size when comparing brands. Most of these brands give you the calorie content for one slice but the nutrition content of two. You may find the distinction in small print but it is mostly absent. If you think you are buying whole grain bread, it may be because the label says “made with whole-grain” or “whole wheat.”

To find a really healthy bread, look at the first ingredient on the label. Take your reading glasses because the print is very small. It needs to say whole wheat or 100% whole wheat flour as the first ingredient. You will be shocked at how few of the so-called healthy breads will meet your criteria. You will probably pay the same price for the real thing but your bread will be low in fat and high in protein. It will be cholesterol free and will have a host of vitamins and minerals that are lost in the other products.

What you will find frustrating though, is how difficult it is to find brands that honestly tell you what they’re made of. If you have gone through this frustration, and have some further label lies, or if you’ve found some bread brand names that are acutally delivering what they say they’re delivering in their bread, please feel free to comment and inform us!

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