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Difference Between White Bread and Wheat Bread

Difference Between White Bread and Wheat Bread

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White Bread vs. Wheat Bread

Bread is a staple food prepared by cooking flour dough and water, and usually using other additional ingredients. The dough is usually baked, but in some cultures bread can be steamed, fried, or baked in an uncoiled skillet. Bread can be leavened or unleavened. Some other widely used ingredients in creating bread are milk, sugar, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and spices.

Bread is usually made from flour wheat dough, cultured using yeast, allowed to rise, and then oven baked. Due to the high gluten levels (which gives the dough its softness and elasticity), common wheat is the major grain used in bread preparation. Bread can also be made out of other flour wheat species like durum, spelt, maize, barley, rye, and oats.

Wheat bread can also be referred to as whole grain bread or whole wheat bread. It has a higher fiber content than white bread. The flour used to make white bread often undergoes bleaching through chemicals such as chlorine dioxide or potassium bromate to remove the slight yellow color and make the baking properties predictable.

The flour used in white bread, however, also removes nutritious dietary fiber, B vitamins, iron, and micronutrients, which is why most health-conscious people prefer to eat wheat bread instead of white bread. Wheat bread includes riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, as well as iron. White bread, often preferred by people for its somewhat sweeter taste and finer texture, remains a vital source of key nutrients to date.

However, these nutritious elements are still superior to those used to fortify the not-so-healthy products. For example, in order to obtain the fiber content of one whole loaf of wheat bread, one would need to eat 8 loafs of white bread.

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High-fiber bread has been found to reduce the risk of heart attack due to its excellent fiber content. According to studies from the University of Washington, making the change from white to whole wheat bread decreases the chances of developing heart disease by up to 20 percent.

Whole wheat bread’s high fiber content also aids in the proper functioning of the digestive and excretory systems. Many earth protection advocates support wheat bread over white bread. This is because production of wheat bread, unlike that of white bread, does not require additional processes, which makes it more earth friendly.

How do we determine the real whole wheat bread from other imitations and look-alikes? Just because the bread is brown doesn’t mean it is whole wheat bread. Check out the ingredients written on the pack and make sure that the first ingredient (which is usually the one with the highest quantity) is whole wheat or whole meal flour as opposed to enriched wheat flour or just wheat flour. The presence of caramel is also an indicator that the bread in front of you is not true brown bread and has been colored instead. The general rule of thumb is: the fewer ingredients in the bread, the more natural it is. The presence of whole meal or whole-wheat flour as the main ingredient is also a good sign; it should be better both for you and the planet.

SUMMARY

1· White bread is made from flour containing only the endosperm, while wheat bread uses both the endosperm and the bran.

2· Wheat bread has a higher fiber content and provides other nutritional values.

3· Not all brown bread is wheat bread; some can be white bread disguised as wheat bread through being colored with caramel to make it look brown.

4· White bread still cannot compete with the nutritional value of wheat bread.


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  1. Can you comment on the difference between white bread and rye bread ?

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