Food Comparison

April 1997 Issue

Comparing Breads: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

Are you really getting the nutrients you think you are when you break bread? The Food Guide Pyramid recommends six to 11 servings a day of breads and other grains. But for too many of today's breads, there's a hole where whole grain ought to be. The ideal—whole wheat—retains the fiber-rich outer bran layer and the nutritious inner germ of the wheat kernel, offering nutrients such as vitamins B6 and E, folic acid,

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