Whole Wheat Bread

Nutrition Benefits

  • Fiber: Helps to reach and maintain a healthy weight by being more filling than low-fiber foods. Helps reduce cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease.
  • Folate: May help prevent heart disease, anemia, and cancer. Prevents some birth defects, such as spina bifida.


  • Look for whole wheat flour as the first ingredient.
  • Check the front of the package for the statement “Made with 100% Whole Grain.”
  • To learn more about choosing whole wheat bread, watch How to Choose Whole Wheat Bread.


  • Store bread that will be used soon at room temperature.
  • Freeze bread in airtight freezer packaging and use within 6 months.
  • Storing bread in the refrigerator can cause it to dry out.


  • Nearly stale bread is great for making French toast, stuffing, bread crumbs, or croutons.

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