Bread machines are helping people to bake their own homemade bread so all the ingredients are just what they need in the sandwich they eat. Bread is a staple that some people still buy from the grocery store so I have done some research about bread with facts that will surprise you. The info presented will tell you a lot about the ingredients of your own homemade bread too.
White bread is still a favorite for many even though it is not eaten all the time. Salt in bread adds to the flavor while it also provides some essential nutrients such as sodium and iodine too. White bread can be potato, bread made with unbleached flour and sour dough bread made from starter too. White flour is made from ground endosperm. The large inner part of the grain is the endosperm. This portion has most of the carbohydrates and some protein of the kernel. All packages, by law, are required to have the ingredients on the wrappers for consumer information.
Some rye breads are extremely strong with dill while other brands have just a hint of dill in them. Caraway seeds can be sparce or abundant in rye bread depending on the region of the area it is made. Salt might be added to bread to strengthen the gluten protein in the dough. Rye has a bitter taste so is often combined with another cereal like oats and wheat. Rye is a source of magnesium, lysine, protein, calcium and higher in fiber than several common bread types. Some rye breads have two wrappers. It has been discovered that an additional second covering does not keep the bread fresher nor does it prevent it from crumbling.
Norway has developed a strong interest in Fiber/Bran bread in recent years. Bran is the outer covering of the wheat kernels. The shell can be a light cream color to almost a light tan hue. Fiber as in whole grains are important in reducing heart disease, lowering Cholesterol and have been researched to be found to decrease the risk of certain cancers. Fiber is touted for weigh control, digestive health and provide other benefits too. Small amounts of assorted flavors are sometimes added to add to the taste of Fiber/Bran bread. Most often dates, raisins or other fruits are the choice of bakers.
Corn is greatly governed by Monsanto. GMO or Genetically modified organisms are cultivated and widely exported to use in many consumer products containing corn. Even though the ingredients does not say GMO, that is permitted in the United States. Soybeans are largely GMO since early 2000. Soy lecithin, an emulsifier, is most often material from GMO stock. Soy milk is at times substituted for cows milk in cornbread thinking it is a better ingredient when in fact it is not. Corn is "modified" almost solely in the commercial purchase of white and yellow cornmeal. Corn heirloom seeds are rare and slowing becoming unobtainable which makes corn and cornmeal nearly an all GMO product.
Wheat bread uses wheat berries with the process leaving the three layers intact. The bran(outer layers), the germ( inner layers) and the endosperm (starchy layer in between) all remain for nutritional value. For that reason alone Wheat bread is recommended over white bread three to one. It is important for the consumer to read the label on the wrapper to select the whole grain wheat bread and not just wheat labels. Some wheat bread can have coloring in and some wheat without being the wholesome type you actually are looking to purchase. Bread is low in fat. Adding butter and other spreads increase calories and fat on simple breads.The word companion is translated from Latin by looking at '"Com" meaning- with and "panis" meaning- bread.
I love homemade bread fresh out of th bread machine, it makes the entire house smell delicious! Thanks for another great list.
Wheat bread is definitely my favorite. Nice list. Hi5.
This is great advice =]
Thanks for the list of top five breads. H5!
I love all sorts of bread! Great list! H5
Mercy sakes do I ever love bread. It's a good thing I don't own a bread machine, couldn't get through the door. Nice article. HI5
Very comprehensive list of breads! Baking my own bread is one of my favorite things to do :)
This is a fabulous bread list! I love all of them.
I used to make a lot of bread. Challah was my favorite. I think you've inspired me to go buy some yeast. Thanks.!
Excellent list of different types of breads. I used to use a bread machine and I loved it. This lists makes me want to pull it back up from the basement. I always loved how the breads turned out. Great job on this list.
Great list of breads. I love rye. I love cornbread! I love them all - unfortunately. Great list. H5
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