China and America are two of the largest producers and consumers of bread. But the nutrient composition between these two country’s products has a lot of differences. Since whole-grain bread is not very popular in China, most Chinese bread producers just make white bread, because most Chinese think the taste is better than whole-grain bread
In America mostly I just see the whole-grain bread when I am shopping in the supermarket. I asked my American friend why supermarkets sell whole-grain bread more than white bread, and was told it is because it is healthier, and more Americans prefer it. But I still think white bread is tastier than whole-grain bread.
Based on the nutrition facts of these two kinds of bread, we can see the whole-grain bread is rich in minerals and protein. The fiber in whole-grain bread is also good for weight loss; it helps reduce risks for Type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. The most important thing about whole-grain bread is that it is more nutritious than white bread, and better for your health. Nowadays, lots of Chinese producers are aware of the importance of whole-grain bread. I think in the future, that whole-grain bread will appear more in the menu of Chinese families.
|Chinese White Bread||American Whole Grain Bread|
|100 calories||80 calories|
|3.5 grams total fat||1.66 grams total fat|
|5mg Cholesterol||0 mg cholesterol|
|150mg Sodium||340.48 sodium|
|16g total carb||14g total carb|
|1g protein||6.27g protein|
|1g 2%dietary fiber||3g 4% dietary fiber|