Sunday, July 27, 2008

Food Highlight: Arnold's Natural Flax & Fiber Bread

Yet another product to emerge in the bread aisle. Arnold's has a fairly new line of breads called "Natural Breads". There are several types of breads under this "natural breads" line. One type I tried is called "flax & fiber". This is a very delicious and nutritious bread! Quite natural as well, hence the name. There is no high fructose corn syrup, which is found in many whole wheat and whole grain breads. Each slice is 80 calories, 1.5 g fat (mostly unsaturated), 4g fiber, and 4g protein. This is not bad, considering many high fiber, whole grain breads can reach 100 calories or more per slice. It's soft and pleasant-tasting compared to other fiber breads that can be gritty and boring for the palate. This bread toasts well and is great with some peanut butter or to make a typical lunch meat sandwich. From a dietitian's perspective, it's a winner due to taste and a healthy nutritional profile. My only gripe is it's not always easy to find.

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