Nutritional value of gluten-free breads

Obviously, this isn’t an exhaustive list, but it’s a selection that hopefully is quite representative of what is on offer at the supermarkets.

  1. This is a typical, seeded brown bread (wheat)

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2. This table compares common gluten-free loaves. As you can see, there’s quite a big discrepancy!

 

Red = “worst”

Green = “best”

You’ll note I’ve not commented on the calorie intake, because I believe the nutritional value is far superior to measure kcals!

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As a soon-to-be-doctor looking at this, I’d say that the Genius Triple Seeded comes out on top. Gluten-free produce is frequently criticised for low-fibre content, but this 10-gram wonder tells a different tale! An adequate intake of fibre is well-known to reduce the risk of bowel cancer. (Note, however, that compared to wheat-containing bread, it has under half the protein)

Decide what’s important to you: Healthy fats? Low sugar? Low calories? Vitamin D? Vitamin B? Fibre? Money? If you know you’re getting a good amount of one of these things from another source daily, then you may well have different priorities from someone else πŸ™‚

I hope this is useful! x

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