Brown and white bread .. which is more useful?

White Bread vs Brown Bread: Which is Healthier for You & Your Family

When we go to buy bread, we see white and brown bread, and many of us wonder what is the difference between brown and white bread, and how its colors and density differ, its taste and benefits, and which bread is the best and healthiest for the human body? .. From here we learn together about the most important of these differences on the Body Building website Arabia »

The physical difference

All bread is made from wheat flour, and each grain consists of 3 sections: the endosperm, the germ, and the bran, the endosperm is the large center of the grain that contains starch and protein, the embryo is in the endosperm, and it contains many vitamins and minerals, while the bran contains fiber and nutrients Other.

The flour in white bread is more processed than whole wheat bread, and during processing, the germ and bran are removed from the wheat grains, leaving only the white endosperm and starch. Although the endosperm is the largest part of the grain, it contains the least nutrients, and whole wheat flour still contains healthy germ and bran, and thus contains more nutrients (including fiber) than white flour.

The nutritional difference

The bran in whole wheat flour provides fiber, the germ provides protein and vitamin E, and it also provides vitamin B, magnesium, manganese, iron, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.

Whole wheat also contains phytonutrients, which are called lignans, and have a protective effect against breast cancer and heart disease.

Often times, white flour is “rich” in vitamins and minerals that are added after artificially processing, and folic acid and iron are also added in the preparation of white bread to avoid nutrient deficiencies.

Check out the difference:

  • Note: The percentage is based on the daily recommendation for each nutrient

Whole wheat bread (one slice)

Calories: 100

Fiber: 3 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Thiamin: 7 grams

Niacin: 7 grams

Folate: 3 grams

Iron: 4 grams

Magnesium: 6 grams

Manganese: 30 grams

Phosphorous: 6 grams

Zinc: 3 grams

White bread (one slice, rich)

Calories: 80

Fiber: 1 gram

Protein: 2 grams

Thiamin: 7 grams

Niacin: 7 grams

Folate: 8 grams

Iron: 6 grams

Magnesium: 2 grams

Manganese: 7 grams

Phosphorous: 3 grams

Zinc: 1 gram

Choose the bread

Look at the ingredient list and make sure the first ingredient is “whole wheat flour”. Many baking products contain a mixture of white flour and wheat, so avoid those that list “enriched wheat flour” and “wheat flour” in the ingredients.

And don’t be fooled by the packaging that says “multiple grains” or “wheat” or “ground stone wheat” or “12 grains”.

Published by BodyHut

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