Speaking of brown, brown bread may not always be all that it's made out to be.
Brown bread is, in general, more nutritious than white bread. Brown breads made from whole wheat usually contain more fiber than white bread, as well as higher amounts of important nutrients such as vitamins B-6 and E, magnesium, folic acid, copper, zinc and manganese.
That said, an
analysis done by the English newspaper, The Telegraph
, found that five of 15 surveyed brown loaves contained a form of added sugar that was not present in white bread loaves. Bread manufacturers explained the added sugar was meant to counteract the "bitter" taste of wholemeal flour. They argued that the added sugar amounts was negligible. Nonetheless, the findings are food for thought.