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entrrt
05-17-2003, 12:12 AM
if the package says 100% whole wheat.... is it actually "true" whole wheat...what exactly is "true" whole wheat bread? does it have to be multi-grain or something?

Silverback
05-17-2003, 03:14 AM
The best way to determine if the wholewheat bread is 'quality' then check the fibre count per slice if it is at 2g+ then be pretty sure it us 100% wholewheat.

bradley
05-17-2003, 06:02 AM
If it is 100% whole wheat then the primary ingredient should be whole wheat flour, and not enriched wheat flour.

If you are looking for another type of bread you might look into purchasing some oat bran bread. I had never seen it until Gino recommend it a while back. Might offer a little different variety:)

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21135&highlight=oat+bran

GhettoSmurf
05-17-2003, 06:51 AM
check the ingredient info on the package ;)

gopher
05-17-2003, 08:57 AM
If the primary indredient is not course ground wheat you may as well be eating white bread. Whole wheat flour is highly processed and has a high GI rating. By using whole wheat flour they can call it 100% whole wheat bread but for a BB diet you really should stick with course ground wheat. True whole wheat bread is firm and coarse. Wheat bread that is soft and yummy will spike your insuline just like white bread.

bradley
05-17-2003, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by gopher
If the primary indredient is not course ground wheat you may as well be eating white bread. Whole wheat flour is highly processed and has a high GI rating. By using whole wheat flour they can call it 100% whole wheat bread but for a BB diet you really should stick with course ground wheat. True whole wheat bread is firm and coarse. Wheat bread that is soft and yummy will spike your insuline just like white bread.

Here is some info about whole wheat bread that I found on the following site:
http://ceinfo.unh.edu/common/documents/breadIQ.htm


Whole-wheat bread is made from the entire wheat kernel. A host of recent studies strongly suggests whole-grain foods greatly reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes. A genuine whole-wheat bread lists “whole wheat flour” as the very first and most plentiful component. And, the fiber content is at least two grams per 70-calorie slice or three grams per 110-calorie slice.

Stoneground whole-wheat bread is made from coarsely ground whole-wheat flour. It's an especially healthy choice for people with diabetes or “pre-diabetes,” because the starch in these larger flour particles converts about 25 percent more slowly to blood sugar compared to most other breads.

“Wheat” bread is truly misnamed, since nearly all popular loaf breads are made largely from wheat. Although brown, most wheat breads are actually refined, white-flour breads with added caramel for coloring. A whole-grain wheat bread will list whole-wheat flour as the first ingredient and have as much fiber per slice as whole-wheat bread.


Just because the first ingredient is not stone ground wheat does not mean the bread is comparable to white bread. It in fact has not been highly processed, although if it says enriched wheat flour then yes it has.

bradley
05-17-2003, 10:07 AM
One more taken from the following site:
http://www.cspinet.org/nah/bread.htm


How can you tell if you're getting whole wheat bread? Look at the ingredients. "Whole wheat flour" should be the only flour listed. Not "wheat flour," "unbleached wheat flour," or "unbleached enriched wheat flour." Those are just sneaky ways of saying "refined white flour."

Too busy to squint at the tiny print? Look at the name. Any bread, roll, or bun with "whole wheat" as part of its name must be made with only whole wheat flour.

Ironman8
05-17-2003, 04:35 PM
Some wheatbread is loaded with sugar. One time I saw a brand with 6 grams of sugar each slice, so be sure to check for that.

MrWebb78
05-17-2003, 04:36 PM
just spread on some pb and j and eat up

entrrt
05-17-2003, 08:06 PM
thanks all! excellent site bradley:thumbup:

SoulOfKoRea
05-17-2003, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by MrWebb78
just spread on some pb and j and eat up

exactly!:clap:

Ironman8
05-17-2003, 09:01 PM
You're forgetting the bananas Mr.Webb ;)

SquareHead
05-17-2003, 09:28 PM
I belive we have a thread on bannas on here some where or was that brown rice...