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Nutrition

Nutrition is the effect that food components have on the functions of the body. Our daily food choices impact the wellbeing of our bodies.

Nutritional properties of bread

How does bread meet our nutritional needs?

Comparisons of bread with other commonly eaten foods important in the New Zealand diet, show that bread provides a greater range of nutrients than any of the other food products listed.

Bread is essential to maintain adequate levels of vitamins (Thiamin, Niacin, Roboflavin), minerals (Iron, Calcium) and protein in our diets if we want to remain healthy. The average percentage of our daily nutrient requirements supplied by 100g of any bread show that bread is an excellent source of many nutrients that are necessary for a healthy diet. 100g of bread is 2-4 slices depending on type and slice size.

Nutritional properties of bread