Whole Foods Lifestyle - A Bread Thread.......................




sportmom
08-13-2007, 09:32 PM
Would you choose a bread made with maltose over brown sugar? I know there was a thread talking about the amount of sugar in bread back in the spring, but I couldn't find the one I was thinking of using the search feature.

The differences in the nutrition label are:
100% WW, regular // 100% WW, Sugar Free

cals=50 // same
fat =1g // 1g
sodium=115 mg // 110mg
carbs=10g // 11g (huh?)
fiber=2g // same
sugars=1g // 0 (but lists malatol of 1g separately)
protein=4g // 3g

ingredients; stone ground ww flour, water, brown sugar (reg) or malitol (SF), wheat gluten, yeast, other chemicals.

The taste difference is unnoticeable, altho the SF variety seems to be lighter and smoother, but that could be random difference in baking length - sometimes the crusts are darker or lighter from week to week. This is Nature's Own brand, and the same variety except one is regular 100% WW and the other is SF 100% WW. Thanks in advance for your opinions.


LindaT
08-13-2007, 11:31 PM
Would you choose a bread made with maltose over brown sugar? I know there was a thread talking about the amount of sugar in bread back in the spring, but I couldn't find the one I was thinking of using the search feature.

The differences in the nutrition label are:
100% WW, regular // 100% WW, Sugar Free

cals=50 // same
fat =1g // 1g
sodium=115 mg // 110mg
carbs=10g // 11g (huh?)
fiber=2g // same
sugars=1g // 0 (but lists malatol of 1g separately)
protein=4g // 3g

ingredients; stone ground ww flour, water, brown sugar (reg) or malitol (SF), wheat gluten, yeast, other chemicals.

The taste difference is unnoticeable, altho the SF variety seems to be lighter and smoother, but that could be random difference in baking length - sometimes the crusts are darker or lighter from week to week. This is Nature's Own brand, and the same variety except one is regular 100% WW and the other is SF 100% WW. Thanks in advance for your opinions.

For me , the amount of sugar in the bread, 1 gram wouldn't be enough for me to worry about. 1 gram is about 1/4 t of sugar. Being the fiber and fat levels are the same and the protein almost the same, I'd pick the one that tasted best... but I'd also check for the one with the less fake stuff.. chemicals etc.


Is this the thread you were looking for? http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101965

Glory87
08-13-2007, 11:50 PM
This is the whole foods forum - I am a firm believer in whole foods over fake foods whenever possible (with the caveat that I am not ready to give up my sugar free latte, heh - gotta have at least one vice!). I would choose a more natural brown sugar over a fake sugar-free sweetener for bread. Honey is good too! Not even a question for me, when I read bread labels, one of the things I am looking for to avoid is artificial sweeteners - that is a definite NO for me. I also look for bread that is higher in fiber, I prefer 4 or 5 grams per slice :)


zenor77
08-14-2007, 12:41 AM
I agree with Glory on this. I'd rather have bread with a smidgen of real sugar versus fake sugar. I prefer honey though. Honestly, it's so difficult to find bread without HFCS that I think a little brown sugar isn't a big deal.

Also, isn't malatol a sugar alcohol? I have problems with intestinal distress whenever I consume sugar alcohols. I'm not sure if everyone reacts this way, but I know it is common.

AnneWonders
08-14-2007, 12:54 AM
My digestive system does not tolerate sugar alcohols, and I think that zenor77 is right about malatol. It is a more basic question than whole foods vs processed for me--it makes me physically ill.

Anne

hidingtazz
08-14-2007, 11:33 AM
So what bread do you eat?

ennay
08-14-2007, 11:45 AM
ezekiel

lavidasofa
08-14-2007, 01:37 PM
I agree with the other posters, if given the choice I will always choose the real stuff over fake. And 1 gram isn't a lot to worry about :)

Glory87
08-14-2007, 05:00 PM
So what bread do you eat?

This is my favorite bread (http://www.healthywaybread.com/about/can/twenty_loaf.html). The packaging looks a little different in the US - but it's the same stuff :)

BlessedBe
08-15-2007, 12:20 AM
Since this is here, I might ask my question.

The bread we eat says it's whole wheat. But at the very end of the list, under the "less than 2%" part, it says Enrichment. Is this the same as Enriched wheat flour, but them labeling it a different way to fool people? If it is I am getting a different bread.

AnneWonders
08-15-2007, 09:06 AM
I suppose a baker could enrich whole wheat bread even though it isn't mandatory like refined wheat products. What is the first ingredient on the list? Is it wheat flour, enriched wheat flour, unbleached wheat flour? Those are refined products. If it is whole wheat flour, 100% whole wheat, stone ground whole wheat or something like that, you are probably OK.

Anne

sportmom
08-15-2007, 09:29 AM
Blessed, It should say 100% whole wheat if it is. I"ve seen bread that says enriched whole wheat flour, or just whole wheat flower, and then yes they are enhancing it. It should say 100%, or even 100% stone ground ww.

nelie
08-15-2007, 10:36 AM
This is my favorite bread

http://www.the-baker.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=1

They don't list all their breads on their website but it is really good bread :)

I will buy other breads like ezekiel occassionally or else I'll compare ingredients of available breads and choose what I think is the best choice.

I go for all natural ingredients, limited amount of added sugar and no more than 70 calories per slice.

hidingtazz
08-15-2007, 12:06 PM
I've been getting either Nature's Own or Arnold's double fiber wheat bread. I'll have to see how they compare.

shananigans
08-15-2007, 01:40 PM
I like the Ezekiel breads, their sesame hamburger buns are so good! Especially toasted, they're really crusted with sesame seeds.

My DF really likes the Arnold double fiber, but it does have HFCS. Other than that it's decent, and nice and soft. I recently found a 100% whole wheat that has no HFCS or other funny ingredients, I think it's New England brand? My general criteria when shopping for bread is ideally no HFCS or other fake/processed ingredients and 100% whole grain.

hidingtazz
08-15-2007, 02:31 PM
I think there is a local store that carries Ezekial.

modkittn
08-15-2007, 03:44 PM
Anyone in here make their own bread? I've had a bread maker for over 6 months now, and I highly prefer homemade bread to any of the bread in the store now!

BlessedBe
08-15-2007, 04:16 PM
wndranne: It's Aunt Millie's Multi-Grain Bread. And the first ingredient is wheat flour. So I guess it is refined. Well, my parents can eat it if they want. I'm getting something else. :p

RosieKate
08-16-2007, 10:09 AM
Sorry to be chiming in late here, but I have spent alot of time trying to decide which bread to buy. I was buying breads that only had whole wheat as the first ingredient on the label. Then DH was told to cut out all HFCS and much to my chagrin I found that it is quite difficult to find a bread that meets our (now) 3 main criteria
1) WW
2) no HFCS
3) no peanuts, tree nuts, or made anywhere on equipment that may have touched them
...and one I forgot

4) doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

We found Vitabee at Fred Meyer to be a pretty good solution (we live in the PNW). I would like to get away from other preservatives, tho'.

Has anyone tried to bake Ezekiel bread? Our naturopath recommended that bread, but I just can't get past the price. I do bake bread, but don't have any experience with sprouted grains. My food coop sells the grain in bulk...I guess I need to do some research.


I'm glad I am not the only one who spends this much time thinking about bread, lol!

nelie
08-16-2007, 02:15 PM
My local Trader Joe's carries Ezekiel bread and it is much cheaper than the grocery store or Whole Foods.

Ottoette
08-16-2007, 02:31 PM
Alvardo St makes several sprouted grain breads and here in Colorado, they are cheaper than Ezekiel.
Kim

RosieKate
08-17-2007, 05:16 PM
I found a recipe for Ezekiel bread on Bob's Redmill.com (http://www.bobsredmill.com)I would need to get a grain mill attachment for my Kitchenaid to grind up the ingredients, but other than that it looks pretty easy. No kneading....my kind of bread baking :)

I wonder if I could "mill" the grains and beans in my Cuisinart? I may try it soon as an experiment.

ssmiley23
08-18-2007, 11:21 AM
For the ezekiel bread.. that you buy at the store.. I find it in the freezer. So far I have kept it in the freezer just because I only eat it once and a while as a snack (cinnamon raisin kind). Last time I tried heating it up though I had no idea if I should defrost it and then pop it in the toaster oven? haha any one have this problem? I think next time I'll try just popping it in the toaster oven first.

Luminous
08-18-2007, 01:11 PM
For the money issue, see if there's a bakery outlet in your area. I pick up organic 100% whole grain bread that doesn't have HFCS etc. in it for 89 cents. It's the Aunt Millie's bakery.