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Is wholegrain bread extra healthy ?

Yes. In general, all types of bread can be part of a healthy diet: they are high in complex carbohydrates and low in lipids (see ‘What are lipids?’). It can be said that wholegrain bread is extra healthy because it contains all parts of the grain kernel:

  • The bran (the outer layer) which provides fibre, B vitamins, minerals, protein and other phytochemicals
  • The germ (inner part) which is packed with minerals, B vitamins, vitamin E and other phytochemicals
  • The endosperm (middle layer) which contains carbohydrates, proteins and small amounts of B vitamins.

Therefore, wholegrain bread is considered the healthiest bread.