Bread is said to be a staple food that runs down from the Neolithic era until the present days. It is a baked product prepared with flour and water, but it is not as simple as it seems, rather the flour is moistened and kneaded into a dough, at times it is also fermented either by adding a trace of yeast or is simply left for days to undergo the very process of fermentation on its own. It happens to be the most regularly consumed food due to its nutritional value and its convenience. It is very commonly regularised in one diet, it is mostly considered as a breakfast meal. It is found in every corner of the world. Now if you come to its very production, it is generally made from flour, ie the all-purpose flour, but with time bakers all around the world have also come up producing breads with other wheat species that happens to be spelt, emmer, kamut and einkorn, apart from that some non-wheat cereals include rye, barley, maize, oats, sorghum, millet. Likewise, there are varieties of bread, whole-wheat bread, multigrain bread, brown bread, rye bread, sourdough bread, ezekiel bread. The loaf should be well aerated with a netted structure. It should be nicely intact, if the slices begin to break in crumbs, then it indicates that the bread is turning stale.
At the time of purchase, one should always look for a soft loaf, without any growth of fungus. One should always look for the expiration date.
White packaged breads that are highly processed with additives happens to be unhealthy, thus too much of its consumption might lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The presence of gluten can also lead to celiac disease; an autoimmune disorder which causes an intolerance to gluten.(2)
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