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Bread Facts

  • Name: Bread
  • Type of Food: Prepared Food
  • Produced From: Wheat
  • Total Calories: 66 (one slice, white, 25 grams)
  • Total Fat: 0.8 grams (one slice, white, 25 grams)
  • Total Protein: 2.3 grams (one slice, white, 25 grams)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12 grams (one slice, white, 25 grams)

26 Bread Facts for Kids

  1. Bread is a staple food that is created by baking flour dough and water.
  2. Bread is considered one if not the oldest man-made foods.
  3. There is evidence supporting the belief that humans were making bread at least 30,000 years ago.
  4. Bread is believed to have played an important role in the evolution of agriculture throughout antiquity.
  5. There are many different types of bread available in grocery stores.
  6. Two examples of the types of bread available are white bread and white bread.
  7. Most of the bread baked and consumed in the world is made from wheat flour.
  8. According to FAOSTAT, the world produced over 800 million tons of wheat in 2018.
  9. According to FAOSTAT, the world’s largest producer of wheat in 2018 was China with 144 million tons of wheat.
  10. Based on data from FAOSTAT, China produced over 18% of the world’s wheat supply in 2018.
  11. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 79 calories.
  12. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 1 gram of fat (1% of the recommended Daily Value).
  13. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains no cholesterol.
  14. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 147 milligrams of sodium (6% of the recommended Daily Value).
  15. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 35 milligrams of potassium (1% of the recommended Daily Value).
  16. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 15 grams of carbohydrates (5% of the recommended Daily Value).
  17. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains <1 gram of dietary fiber (3% of the recommended Daily Value).
  18. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 1.5 grams of sugar.
  19. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 2.7 grams of protein. (5% of the recommended Daily Value).
  20. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 7% of the recommended Daily Value of calcium.
  21. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 6% of the recommended Daily Value of iron.
  22. One slice of white bread (30 grams) contains 2% of the recommended Daily Value of magnesium.
  23. Not all bread is made from wheat flour. Non-wheat bread can be made from barley, corn, rice and rye.
  24. Bread is an important ingredient in sandwiches, like the BLT and the peanut and jelly.
  25. Sometimes to reduce the calories of a sandwich lettuce is used instead of bread.
  26. During the Middle Ages bread was an important component of everyone’s diet. If a region had a bad wheat harvest or smaller than expected harvest many people would have had a very hard winter and potentially starved to death.

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