Different Types of Bread
Gone are the days when bread automatically meant white bread. Today, there are so many bread varieties available that we’re spoilt for choice. Knowing which one to pick can be confusing. But fret not, for we’re here to give you a lowdown on the various kinds of breads available in the market. Read on to boost your bread knowledge and make tastier additions to your shopping cart.
Types of breadLike the four Houses of Hogwarts, there are four kinds of bread based on their make (or constitution). These are white, whole wheat, multigrain, and sourdough bread.
White breadWhite bread is made from refined wheat flour and is the most commonly available variety of bread. You’ll find these in supermarket aisles, at your local bakeries and grocery shops. The refined wheat flour that it is made from is essentially wheat grains that have been separated from the husk and processed for consumption. This type of bread usually has a light brown coloured crust and a white interior.
Whole wheat breadWhole wheat bread has a Whole Lotta Love, and fibre. It contains all three parts of a wheat kernel. This includes the fibre-rich bran, the endosperm and the nutrient-rich germ. Refined flower doesn’t contain the first and third components, which means that it is lacking in fibre and nutrients. Dietary fibre keeps your digestive system healthy, regulates blood glucose levels and keeps you feeling full for longer, so that you’re not tempted to snack. Substitute white bread with whole wheat bread for more health benefits.
Multigrain breadMultigrain bread typically contains a mixture of more than one type of grain flour. This means apart from wheat, multigrain bread also contains other healthy grains like barley, rye, millet, ragi, jowar, bajra, etc. If you wish to buy artisanal multigrain bread that is made with high-quality grain flours, opt for Theobroma’s multigrain loaf. It contains 8 different types of flour along with nutrient-rich seeds such as flax seeds, watermelon seeds, and sesame seeds.
Sourdough breadSourdough bread has been around for ages and was even consumed by the ancient Egyptians. Of all the bread varieties, this bread is considered to be the healthiest because it does not contain yeast. The long fermentation process boosts the bread with good microbes which are great for your gut. This nutrient-rich bread is also easier to digest, further supporting gut health. Apart from the nutritional aspect, sourdough bread is also incredibly tasty. Use it to make a sandwich or coat it with sourdough toasty toppings and enjoy!
Types of bread based on usageLike us, breads too have different purposes in life. Some make great sandwiches; others pair well be curries while some might make the best croutons. It’s always good to select the right bread for the right purpose. (Can you imagine making a burger out of sandwich bread!) Let’s look at the right uses for the different varieties of breads discussed above.
Sandwich breadThis is a no-brainer. Slices of white, whole wheat or multigrain bread are ideal for making sandwiches. Their broad, even shape provides ample space for fillings. The breads can be further sliced into triangles or rectangles to make the sandwich easier to eat. That being said, sandwich bread also pairs well with Indian bhajis, curries and several egg preparations. Sourdough bread also makes for a great sandwich bread. Its slightly tangy taste and crunchy textures adds punch to your sandwich.
Pav bunPav buns look like smaller-sized burger buns. They are an intrinsic part of street food in Maharashtra. Whether it’s vada pav, misal pav, pav bhaji, bhurji pav or kheema pav, the soft and fluffy bun pav loyally accompanies all these dishes. Pavs are generally made with refined flour, but you can opt for a healthier version with Theobroma’s wheat butter pav. It is made using whole wheat flour and wheat flour and has a higher fibre content. Among the different types of bread available at Theobroma, our wheat butter pav is ideal for homemade pav bhajis and can also be paired with bhajiyas, curries and tea.
Pizza baseNot to be confused with pita bread, pizza bread is the spongy base over which toppings are sprinkled. It’s the most talked about part of the pizza – and largely what makes it up. You get thin bases, cheese-stuffed bases and ones baked in wood-fired ovens. The pizza base is largely made with refined flour, but we at Theobroma offer a wheat pizza base that is high in fibre and more nutritious. Use these soft pizza bases to make homemade pizzas (It’s the only time you can add on as many toppings as you like at no extra charge!)
Burger bunBurger buns are soft and round – perfectly shaped to hold veg or non veg patties. They have a shiny, buttery exterior and a soft interior. The bun should be soft, but not crumbly. You can toast or grill these buns before eating or have them as is. Our wheat burger buns are flavourful and taste great with a range of burger fillings like sliced vegetables, sauces and burger patties. They’re also sprinkled with sesame seeds for a nutty flavour and added crunch. Make and enjoy healthy home-style burgers with these burger buns!
We hope you’re now familiar with the different types of bread available. However, to enjoy maximum taste, buy bread that’s fresh and made with high-quality ingredients. At Theobroma, we bake fresh batches of bread everyday and use whole grain flours to make them. Plus, we offer doorstep delivery, so it’s never been easier for you to shop right and eat healthy!