You’ll have heard the news of the heart health and death-delaying benefits of whole grains in the diet earlier this year (see the Guardian’s report here, for instance), but if you’re coeliac you may be concerned about getting enough, not least because gluten-free breads are often based on refined white flours, which use only the starchy endosperm of the grain, and not the fibre-rich bran or the nutrient-dense germ.
Wholegrain bread is made from wholemeal flour (flour made from milled whole grain) boosted with whole grains.
So here are a few in the UK:
- Biona have several worth looking at, including Buckwheat Rice Wholegrain Bread, Organic Wholegrain Millet Bread and Organic Wholegrain Rice and Sunflower Bread.
- The Heart of Nature Pure Grain breads (available from Ocado).
- Promise Gluten Free Seeded Wholegrain Sandwich Rolls (from Sainsbury’s).
Here’s one from Ireland:
- Aldi Gluten Free Wholegrain Rolls (from Aldi).
And one in the US:
- Katz Gluten Free Whole Grain Sliced Bread (direct from Katz).
Any others? Please leave a comment and I’ll add to the above.
See also Coeliac UK’s advice on fibre and wholegrain here.