Jun 6, 2024, 07:00 PM IST

 8 things to check before purchasing bread

Varnika Srivastava

No execess sugar

Bread preparation involves yeast preparation, so it's crucial to check the packet's ingredients for excessive sugar content.

Read ingredients

Different types of bread, including white, multigrain, and brown, should be checked for ingredients, as manufacturers may use different flours than the one listed on the packet.

Check salt quantity

Excessive salt intake in bread production can be harmful to health, so individuals should limit their salt intake to 100-200 milligrams.

Check expiry date

Preservatives in food enhance taste, texture, and freshness, but should be avoided as they can turn into carcinogen agents, causing cancer.

Avoid preservative

Ensure to buy bread that has not expired to maintain its safety, freshness, softness, and health.

Check fiber content

Consuming bread without fiber, particularly daily bread, can lead to constipation, so it's crucial to check the fiber content in the packet.


Whole wheat bread, rich in fiber and protein, is a great secondary source of protein. It contains 3-6 grams of protein per slice.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports