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Mrbill369
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Rye Bread

Do any of you eat rye bread?  I bought some thinking it would be less carbs, but the first ingredient is  wheat flower.

 

What's up with that?

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Re: Rye Bread


Mrbill369 wrote:

Do any of you eat rye bread?  I bought some thinking it would be less carbs, but the first ingredient is  wheat flower.

 

What's up with that?


" wheat flower"        Yes, flowers are pretty but full of carbs....................sorry, couldn't resist!!!   I have tried a few rye breads, especially on my last pastrami open faced sandwich......can't remember the brand but it was Jewish Rye and 36 gr carbs for two slices ( that's why I only  had one slice).

You have to read labels and search for the low carb brands, they are out there.  

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morrisolder
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Re: Rye Bread

You can buy very dense, usually square loaves that are made entirely out of rye flour.  They are dense because rye flour does not rise and incorporate air the way that wheat does.

 

The result is that most rye bread is something like 80-90% wheat flour with rye added. In the same way, seven or nine grain bread is 80-90% wheat flour, with the other grains added.

 

Rye bread does tend to have a lower glycemic index than straight wheat bread, which  means that it may not cause blood sugar to rise as quickly or as much. But the grams of carbs in each slice, which usually have a lot to do with how much air is in the bread and how big each slice is, is a more important factor.

 

Sourdough and sprouted breads are two other breads that tend to be a bit lower on the glycemic scale...

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Re: Rye Bread



Mrbill369 wrote:

Do any of you eat rye bread?  I bought some thinking it would be less carbs, but the first ingredient is  wheat flower.

 

What's up with that?


 

G'day and welcome

 

I like rye and eat it occasionally. It has slightly less effect on my blood glucose levels for the same portion weight as multigrain.

 

I suggest you do the same thng I do - test to find out what it does to you. Read this to see what I mean: Test, Review, Adjust

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