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Taste Profile

Nowadays, breads come in different flavour, there are seasoned bread crumbs with different Italian herbs and seasoning. But generally, they have a mild salty and sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. One can seal breadcrumbs in a zip-lock bag, and freeze them for months.
  2. It is used in recipes like cutlets, chops, where it is used to make the coating that gives a crunchy crisp layer with a subtle taste that enhances the very taste of cutlets and chops.
  3. It is also used in meatballs to soak the extra moisture, thereby helps in binding.
  4. It is also used in puddings, like Christmas dry fruit steamed pudding.

Common names and forms

  1. Bread crumbs for rolling balls


Breadcrumbs are derived from whole bread. Technically speaking, leftover breads are ground into fine coarse crumbs, which perhaps is used for coating cutlets and chops before frying. It is usually light brown or light pink in colour and is fine, sandy in texture if made from the dried ones. Likewise, if made from fresh breads, then the crumbs happen to be crumbly in texture. But in general, breadcrumbs are results of the dried and toasted ones, due to this reason, it is also added in some recipes to draw out the moisture content, which in turn helps in binding. Another variety of bread crumbs is panko, which is very much used in the Japanese cuisine, it is made from bread crumbs that are first baked by electrical current, which results in a bread without a crust, hence it is ground into silver crumbs.

Health benefits

  • Bread, especially the whole wheat ones are rich in fibre, hence crumbs made from them, and their consumptions helps in maintaining a digestive system. Therefore, it helps in controlling blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels, thereby cutting down upon the very need for frequent food consumption.(1)
  • Most breads are low in sugar, hence it is helpful in healthy teeth.(1)
  • Breads are rich in many vitamins and minerals, including thiamine and niacin, which is essential for releasing energy from food and maintaining a healthy skin.(1)
  • It also contains folic acid, which is essential during pregnancy because it helps to prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida a condition that happens to be a birth defect, in which the spinal cord of newborn baby doesn’t develop in appropriate way.(1)

Selection Guide

At the time of purchase, always look for the expiration date. The packet or container should be properly sealed.


As it is a known fact that breads are formed from grains that are pulverized to form smaller particles. Hence this very process speeds up digestion and diminishes potential health benefits.(2)

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