Food Nutrition Myth 1: Bread

Food Nutrition Myth 1: Bread

Arnold’s Farmhouse Bread. Bread needs only 3 vital ingredients: flour, water and yeast. That is all that is needed. The more hardy breads have seeds and multiple types of grains. What is in this bread?

First tip: there are a lot more than 3 ingredients on this list. Second: what are monoglycerides? They are fats that are used as food additives to combine things that don’t easily blend together. They may have trans fats in them. What is sodium steroyl lactylate? That is another food additive to make oil and water stay in an emulsion and not separate. It is used to make bread more durable so it doesn’t break in travel. Third ingredient is SUGAR. Fifth ingredient is soybean oil. Seventh ingredient is molasses (sugar). So why do we need all this stuff: it is to keep the bread soft but hardy enough to travel and to prevent spoilage. Lots of additives to get soft bread to travel far distances? Buy your bread at a bakery. Watch out though. Even Whole Foods has bakery bread with unnecessary ingredients. Ask the bakery to print out the ingredients prior to purchase. Roots makes a fabulous multigrain bread. Bread alone makes a great bread. There are breaderies around that are fabulous and fresh. Find one in your area.