April 3, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,
Decoding “healthy” bread labels
- 100 % Whole Wheat - whole indicates the wheat’s heart healthy, high fiber bran & germ haven’t been removed.
- Multigrain/9-grain/12-grain - simply means your slice has several grains in it. Some or all may be refined (i.e. bran & germ are removed). Make sure the first ingredient listed is whole.
- Wheat Bread - This is a deceptive label as all bread is made from wheat. Be sure the ingredient states
whole wheat, not simply wheat.