I just looked at the bread I have in my pantry and realize I have white bread in disguise. Try as hard as I might, I still get tricked.
After watching the video The Big Bread Lie, The Whole Truth, Nutrition by Natalie, I discovered how I’d been duped.
Natalie’s Bread buzzwords:
- Whole grain white – White bread that’s been dyed brown or contains a small percentage of wheat flour. This is white bread in disguise.
- 7-grain, 9-grain, 12-grain – This can mean the grains you see sprinkled on top of the loaf of bread, not the flour the bread is made with.
- Made with whole grain – The majority is white flour, the rest is whole grain flour. The percentage of white flour may be 95%. Unless the label says 100%, it’s not worth choosing.
- Good source of whole grain – This claim is meaningless.
- Wheat flour – This means the bread is made from 75% white flour, 25% wheat flour.
Regardless of the marketing claims on the bread packaging, the first ingredient list should be 100% whole grain, such as wheat, rye, oat.