It used to be that wheat bread was dry and tasted weird, and, where I was brought up, only "health food nuts" ate it. However, nowadays there is a huge variety of whole grain breads that provide good quality fiber while being tasty at the same time. Milton's Multi-Grain Bread is one of those that has great nutritional value while tasting good and having a pleasant texture.
This product is available at a variety of retailers. I purchased my most recent loaf at Raley's for $2.49 for a 24-ounce package.
Milton's Multi-Grain Bread is made from several types of grains and seeds, which make for a deliciously complex flavor. It is just a little sweet, and although I don't usually like to mix sweet with savory, the sweetness is not overpowering--It lends to the overall flavor of the bread. While some whole grain breads can have a slightly bitter flavor, this one does not.
This bread is just slightly soft and chewy, not dry and brittle like some multi-grain breads. It is just moist enough to make it a nice sandwich bread. The seeds give just a hint of a crunch, giving enough variation in texture to make it interesting to eat without having hard things in it that hurt your teeth or make you wonder if you ate something you shouldn't have.
While some people eat multi-grain breads because they're more interesting than typical white breads, the main feature is the nutritional value. Whole grain breads provide more high-quality fiber than those made with white flour, and they break down more slowly in the digestive system to provide longer-lasting energy.
There are some so-called wheat breads that are brown in color, but that's the only relationship they have to their healthier cousins. According to Dr. Connie Guttersen in The Sonoma Diet, bread should have at least 3 grams of fiber. The Milton's product lives up to this standard.
One slice of Milton's Multi-Grain Bread contains 22 grams of carbohydrates, of which 3 grams are fiber and 5 grams are sugar--which is a little high for bread. There are 110 calories, 1 gram of fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, and 5 grams of protein. It also contains several vitamins and minerals you need, including 30% of your daily supply of Vitamin B6, 25% of Thiamin and 20% each of Niacin and Vitamins B5 and B12.
While you should be careful not to eat too much bread while you watch what you eat, a little now and then is fine, especially if it is made from whole grains and offers a lot of fiber. Milton's Multi-Grain Bread is a tasty and healthy option.