The Calories in Brown Bread

by Daniel Bradley

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Made from whole-wheat grains, brown bread is a nutritious and healthy snack to have on top of being a good component for your next sandwich. In brown bread, the bran and germ of the bread are left in place, leaving all the essential nutrients intact.

Total Calories

The total calories in one serving slice of brown bread at approximately 50 g is 128 calories.

Calories From Fat

The calories from fat in one serving slice of brown bread at approximately 50 g is 22.4 calories. The fat content is broken down into 0.4 g of saturated fat, 0.5 g of monounsaturated fat and 1.4 g of polyunsaturated fat.

Calories From Carbohydrates

The calories from from carbohydrates in one serving slice of brown bread at approximately 50 g is 90.1 calories.

Calories From Protein

The calories from protein in one serving slice of brown bread at approximately 50 g is 15.5 calories. These proteins are incomplete proteins and it should be eaten with dried beans, lentils, peanuts or meat to utilize the protein consumed.

Considerations

When purchasing brown bread, read the ingredient list to make sure the main ingredient is whole grain. Some manufacturers include ingredients such as caramel to create a brownish color.

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About the Author

Daniel Bradley is a health, fitness, sport and nutrition expert in Philadelphia, Pa. He began writing professionally in 2007 and has contributed to the Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Chapter's Research Panel. Bradley is a certified ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and an outdoor fitness instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise science with a physical therapy concentration from West Chester University.