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Bread

Also Known As : Pau roti

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a very plain, slightly salty and sweet flavour. 

Usage Tips

  1. Bread should be stored in a dry place, having it tightly wrapped
  2. Bread is mostly used to consume in breakfast and is regarded as a staple diet for many. They are also used for making sandwich, pudding, and so on.

Description

Bread is said to be a staple food that runs down from the Neolithic era until the present days. It is a baked product prepared with flour and water, but it is not as simple as it seems, rather the flour is moistened and kneaded into a dough, at times it is also fermented either by adding a trace of yeast or is simply left for days to undergo the very process of fermentation on its own. It happens to be the most regularly consumed food due to its nutritional value and its convenience. It is very commonly regularised in one diet, it is mostly considered as a breakfast meal. It is found in every corner of the world. Now if you come to its very production, it is generally made from flour, ie the all-purpose flour, but with time bakers all around the world have also come up producing breads with other wheat species that happens to be spelt, emmer, kamut and einkorn, apart from that some non-wheat cereals include rye, barley, maize, oats, sorghum, millet. Likewise, there are varieties of bread, whole-wheat bread, multigrain bread, brown bread, rye bread, sourdough bread, ezekiel bread. The loaf should be well aerated with a netted structure. It should be nicely intact, if the slices begin to break in crumbs, then it indicates that the bread is turning stale. 

 

Health benefits

  • Bread especially the whole wheat one is said to be a good source of fibre, thus its very consumption in a regulated manner happens to be an important source of dietary fibre and hence helps in keeping the digestive system healthy.(1)
  • Bread is said to be a low-fat source of protein, which is essentially required for renewal, repair, and growth by our body.(1)
  • Breads are generally low in sugar, thus provides healthy teeth and healthy weight.(1)
  • White bread is enriched with calcium, therefore four medium slices of bread a day would touch the recommended mark of 30% calcium intake.(1)

Selection Guide

At the time of purchase, one should always look for a soft loaf, without any growth of fungus. One should always look for the expiration date.  

Note

White packaged breads that are highly processed with additives happens to be unhealthy, thus too much of its consumption might lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The presence of gluten can also lead to celiac disease; an autoimmune disorder which causes an intolerance to gluten.(2)

 

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