Weekly Wisdom – Decoding “healthy” bread labels

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. 

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