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Which Is Better? White Bread Vs Brown Bread

Bread is a baked food product which is made up of flour or meal that is moistened, kneaded, and fermented. It has been a major food since prehistoric times and has been made in various forms using a variety of ingredients and methods throughout the world. Bread is consumed throughout the world in different forms such as bread toast, bread omelet, sandwich etc. It comes in various types such as white bread, brown bread and multi-grain bread. The white and brown bread are commonly consumed and they differ from each other in terms of texture, taste and nutritionThe debate on which bread between the white bread and brown bread is more nutritious is ages old now. This blog post aims to cover the various different aspects in which the two types of breads are different from each other majorly focusing on nutritional properties such as calories, nutrients etc.

A BRIEF COMPARISON BETWEEN BROWN BREAD AND WHITE BREAD


BROWN BREAD
WHITE BREAD
  1. Brown bread is made from the parts of the wheat grains: bran, endosperm and germ, so it is brown in colour.
  2. Brown Bread is made from the whole wheat flour that is the wheat grains are not processed to remove bran and germ.
  3. It is more nutritious as it contains more fiber and nutrients than white bread due to being made from whole wheat flour.
  4. It is not as soft as white bread as it contains bran.
  5. It is not processed much.
  6. Vitamins and minerals are not added to it as it already contains enough nutrients naturally.
brown bread
  1. White Bread is made from the endosperm of the wheat grains that gives it its characteristic white colour.
  2. White Bread is made from the refined wheat flour that is the wheat grains are processed to remove the bran and germ.
  3. It is less nutritious than brown bread since the fiber content is removed from it while its processing.
  4. It is softer than brown bread as it lacks the bran and germ.
  5. It is highly processed and mainly contains starch.
  6. Vitamins and minerals are added to make it more nutritious since it does not contain any nutrients naturally. 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING WHITE BREAD AND BROWN BREAD 

INGREDIENTS 
  • WHITE BREAD
  • White bread is usually prepared using ‘Maida’ or refined wheat flour. This makes it more diverse in taste and suitable for making delicious sandwiches. 

  • BROWN BREAD
  • Brown bread is prepared from 100% whole wheat and added ingredients for colour, softness and taste. These are rich in fiber and thus are an ideal choice for good health.

    CONCLUSION - Brown bread is clearly the healthier option from a health perspective due to the fiber content along with natural nutrients present in with and low calories is an additional benefit.

    NUTRITION AND CALORIES
  • WHITE BREAD
  • White bread is made up of maida therefore it is high in fats and calories which makes it harmful for the people who wish to lose weight or intake less calories. White bread is not healthy in terms of nutrition however artificial nutrients are added to it to make it diverse.

  • BROWN BREAD
  • Brown bread is made up of wheat flour at atta which makes it free of extra carbs and calories. This makes brown bread fit for the Keto diet as well. Also, it is rich in fiber and other nutrients.

    CONCLUSION - Brown bread is definitely healthier and more fulfilling in terms of nutrition and calories. The nutritional values of brown bread suit adults and people focusing on losing weight. However white bread can be consumed by young people. 

    GLYCEMIC INDEX 
  • WHITE BREAD
  • White bread is made up of maida and has no fiber therefore it is higher on the glycemic index and not recommended for everyone.

  • BROWN BREAD 
  • Brown bread is made up of whole wheat flour therefore it's glycemic index is comparatively low and can be consumed by everyone including Keto dieters and people with type 2 diabetes wherein foods which are low in glycemic index are prescribed.

    CONCLUSION - Brown bread which is low on the glycemic index leads to lowering the sugar level in the body hence reduces the risk of diabetes and other heart-related diseases in the body.

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    THE BOTTOM LINE

    Off Late people are switching to brown bread and giving up the consumption of white one. The more nutrition in brown bread is attracting the people towards it and opting for brown bread instead of the white one. Multigrain bread is also a great option when it comes to choosing between white bread and brown bread as it is better than brown bread too but a little less tastier as it is composed of different types of edible grains. The brown bread proves itself superior in terms of health and nutrition in comparison to the white one in many aspects therefore in most cases brown bread should be chosen. White bread can also be eaten in moderation by healthy and young people who are on a regular balanced diet and exercise.