View Full Version : Rye bread...?

02-08-2005, 03:12 PM
So there's this Oroweat "Jewish Rye" bread in the cafateria at my college, and the first ingredient is "Enriched wheat flour" and a little further down it lists "rye flour." Does this mean it's not a genuine "rye" bread, or does all rye bread have regular "enriched wheat flour" too?

Also, I can't remember, is rye bread lower GI than 100% whole wheat?

02-08-2005, 03:54 PM
enriched wheat flour is whole wheat flour that has been processed into white flour. A bread is not whole wheat unless you can look at the nutrition label and clearly see the dominant ingredient is "whole wheat flour" often it is enriched wheat flour, or white flour... and then they add trace amounts of whole wheat flour so they can claim it is in fact a whole wheat product.. and then it sells.

Whole wheat flour contains wheat germ and bran, the enriched wheat flour does not.

So, no it is not genuine

I think whole rye bread is lower GI than wheat, and pumpernickel rye is even lower.