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The darker the bread, the more fibres it contains ?

Fibre content in bread depends on the level of refined flour it contains: the less refined, the darker the bread and the richer in fibres. Therefore, it could be said that the darker bread is, the more fibre it contains. However, nowadays, white breads can be fortified with natural, colourless fibres. These fibres do not change its appearance or colour. On the other hand, bread prepared with highly refined flours can be brown because of the use of malt flour, which is added to change the taste of bread but will not increase the fibre content.

Finally, breads containing seeds also have a higher content of fibres as seeds are generally very rich in fibres.

Therefore, it is important to read the ingredients list on the packaging or to ask the baker in order to find out about the bread’s fibre content.