Multigrain Bread

Posted on October 8th, 2010 by Bread making machines in Bread Making Resources

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A much more healthy alternative to white breads, multigrain bread is produced by incorporating several types of grains including oats, barley, millet, flax, and buckwheat.  Note that not all multigrain breads are considered whole grain breads.  A true loaf of multigrain bread can be made of anywhere from 3 to 12 different types of grains; all working together to create a hearty and wholesome texture.

Understanding Whole Grains multigrain bread - bread making machines
There is a huge difference between whole grain and enriched wheat flour.

Whole grains include three vital grain sections – the endosperm, the germ, and the bran.  Enriched wheat flour, or refined flour breads are not whole grains in that some sections of the grain are removed.  The term enriched is actually very misleading.  Although it sounds nutritious, it is actually a good indication that most if not all of the grains nutrients have been lost in the refining process.  This is what makes enriched bread far less nutritious than multigrain bread.                       Creative Commons License photo credit: treehouse1977

While a bread that contains several types of enriched grains can be considered multigrain – it probably won’t be able to offer you the important dietary fibers, vitamins and nutrients of whole grain multigrain bread.

Multigrain breads are known for being more than nutritious, they are also known for being a heart healthy, hearty addition to any meal.  When using your bread making machine, consider making your multigrain breads with nuts, raisins, or even apricots.  This will add a bit of variety and flavor.

Whether as a part of a healthy lunch sandwich or a slice of breakfast toast, wholegrain multigrain breads should be a key part of helping you achieve the heart-healthy lifestyle!

Bread making machines are a great way to help prepare healthy, wholesome bread for your family.
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2 Comments on “Multigrain Bread”

  1. eastlandgrl

    interesting, thanks

  2. Jeff

    This is great reminder of the benefits of Multigrain breads. I always try to substitute whole grains in to my diet. I also just bought a bread machine so I am learning to make bread for myself. Thanks for the post!

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