Nutrition FAQs

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FAQ

What are whole grains?

Grains are divided into two subgroups: whole grains and refined grains. “Whole grain” means all the parts of the grain kernel - the bran, germ and endosperm – are used, allowing for a more nutritious product compared to foods made with refined grains.

What types of whole grains are in your breads?

You can find more information about the whole grains included in many of our breads and rolls in the Grain and Seed Guide. See individual products for ingredient lists.

The following are some of the whole grains you’ll find in our breads:

Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Oats, Quinoa, Rice, including brown and wild varieties, Rye, Sorghum, Teff, Triticale, Wheat flour, including spelt, durum, bulgur, and cracked wheat.

How many grams of whole grains should I eat in a day?

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends at least 48 grams of whole grains and 25 to 38 grams of fiber per day, much of which may come from whole grain products, such as whole grain bread.

What counts as a serving of whole grains?

A serving of whole grains is defined as 1 slice of bread; about 1 cup of ready-to-eat cereal, or ½ cup of cooked cereal, rice or pasta. Adults should be eating 3 to 5 servings of whole grains every day.

What’s the difference between whole wheat and whole grain?

Whole wheat is one kind of whole grain, so all whole wheat is whole grain.

What’s the difference between multi-grain and whole grain?

“Whole grain” means all the parts of the grain kernel - the bran, germ and endosperm - are used. This allows for a more nutritious product compared to foods made with refined grains. “Multi-grain” (or multigrain) means a product contains more than one type of grain. Multigrain products may or may not contain whole grains, so be sure to check the labeling. All our whole grain and multigrain bread products contain whole grains.

How do I read a nutrition label?

Check out our easy-to-use labeling guide for help understanding the different parts of the nutrition label on food packaging.

What grains and seeds are in your bread products?

You can find more information of the grains and seeds included in many of our breads and rolls in the Grain and Seed Guide. See individual products for ingredient lists.

Does your bread contain bromated flour?

We do not use bromated flour or potassium bromate in any of our breads.

Are any of your breads vegetarian or vegan?

We do not use any meat products in our breads and have many vegetarian sandwich recipes you can check out for ideas.

Not all breads may be suitable if are following a vegan diet – see individual product labeling for a complete list of ingredients.

Are any of your breads gluten free?

We currently use wheat in all of our facilities and all of our products as an ingredient. Please refer to ingredient labels on our products for full disclosure of the ingredients used in that product.

Are any of your bread products Kosher?

Many of our products are Kosher and are indicated on the packaging.