Different Types of Bread and Their Nutritive Value

Bread is included in our daily food consumption. A toast in the morning, panini for lunch and sometimes a bagel at tea time. In short bread is part of our life.
Below is a list of six of my most appreciated bread.


The most common of breads that we eat. Made from wheat flour, and produced in different shapes and sizes, it can be done plain or sometimes can be mixed with herbs or fruits. If home made, white bread can be customised to the individuals taste. There is no limit to other extra ingredient to suit the taste.

Food Item:White bread, 1 slice
Calories: 67
Protein: 2.0g
Carbohydrate: 12g
Total Fat: 0.9g
Fiber: 0.57g

The nutritive values mentioned are just standard but could vary if other ingredients are added. We notice that white bread is highly calorific. I slice contains 67 calories.


Made with the addition of bran or other fibre-containing material like mixed grain, fibre increased white bread mixed is healthier than just plain bread for two reasons: Good to eliminate toxin and good for those who are trying to lose weight. When eaten, fibre speeds up the excretion of waste and toxins from the body, it prevents them from sitting for too long in the intestine. Fibre also makes you feel full when eaten, therefore if you go on diet eating 2 slices high fibre bread will be enough to fill you up. 

Food Item: Fibre Increased white bread-mixed grain bread

Food Quantity: 1 Slice

Carbs: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 2.7g

Net Carbs:13g


Powdery substance derived from grinding whole wheat grain. Bran, germ, endorsperm are used when converting into flour, that’s what gives it that brownish colour. Wholemeal or brown bread is known to be healthier than white bread. Both white and wholemeal bread contain energy giving complex carbohydrate but the latter is lower on the glycemic index. Besides wholemeal bread is digested faster.

Food Item: Wholemeal Bread

Food Quantity: 1 Slice

Carbs: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Net Carbs:11g


It’s simply white bread roll usually small and round with poppy seed sprinkled on it. Poppy seedroll is commonly considered as a side dish but can be eaten in any way. You can simply spread butter and cheese or can be filled just the way a sandwich is made on a deli counter.

The Nutritive Value Counter is just an estimated one only

Calories: 245

Protein: 8.8





 A traditional Jewish bread but also well known and eaten around the world. Made from yeasted wheat, Bagelis handmade and shaped to form a ring and is thrown into boiled water before baked. This gives it a dense and chewy and doughy interior. Bagel has a brown and crispy looking exterior. It can be made plain or mixed with herbs or if made sweet raisins and other dried fruit can be mixed as well. Bagel are often topped with different seeds like sesame or poppy seeds. Can be eaten on its own or with salad or meat, salmon etc…

1 Large Bagel: 123g

Calories in one Bagel: 354

Total Fat:2.1






Popular in India and other Asian countries, naan is made of flour with leavening agent added and is oven-baked. Just like the bagel, naan is eaten all around the world. They are sold mostly in Indian restaurants in different part of the world. Just like the previous breads mentioned, naan is made plain but the other common one is garlic naan and naan made with herbs like parsley and coriander.

Calories 336
Protein 8.9
Carbohydrate 50.1
Fat 12.5
Fibre 1.9

Bread is tasty. My daily meals consist of bread most of the time and my preference is the multi grain and the naan bread. It is a good source of energy. Very calorific but cannot do without it.






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