wholemeal versus brown bread

tarajane

Member
S: 16st8.5lb C: 15st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 37.2 Loss: 1st1.5lb(6.67%)
Hi,
I wondered if anyone can help as I am confused about the different syn values between wholemeal and brown bread.
In the SW book it says a 400g slice of wholemeal bread is 3 syns but a 400g slice of brown bread is 2.5 syns.
I don't want to seem thick but I thought wholemeal and brown bread were the same thing. When you ask for brown bread in a bakery or look for brown bread in the supermarket it's always called wholemeal.
Can anyone help me out here, thanks!
 
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kingleds

Gold Member
Hi. They are different - its to do with how processed the flour is. Brown bread is not wholemeal, it's more processed. That's why brown bread isn't a healthy extra.

Not sure on why there is a syn difference by I'm guessing it's due to there being slightly more calories in wholemeal bread.
 

diamond5961

Full Member
S: 15st10.5lb C: 15st10.5lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I was confused on this too - All i understood was wholemeal was def better for you
 

kingleds

Gold Member
I was confused on this too - All i understood was wholemeal was def better for you

It definitely is - but sometimes better for you doesn't necessarily mean lower syns or calories. For example, nuts are better for you than chocolate, but are still quite high in syns x
 

tarajane

Member
S: 16st8.5lb C: 15st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 37.2 Loss: 1st1.5lb(6.67%)
Thanks kingleds, I've got wholemeal as a HEX as I can't do without my bread but I often have another 1-2 slices as well and syn them. It looks as though I'm going to have to have 2 loaves of bread on the go now - 1 wholemeal for HEX's and 1 brown for Syns! Hey ho!
 




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