It's pretty well known these days that white bread is the devil's own food, and will quickly lead one into total physical decline, whilst brown bread is the food of the angels, and brimming with all sorts of dietary goodness. Or so I'm lead to believe!
Seriously, that might be a slight exaggeration, but one always hears about how white bread is a poor choice, that it's processed, and thus not at all ideal as part of a healthy lifestyle. Brown bread, on the other hand, is always extolled as an excellent choice, and an excellent substitute.
Yet, when I read the nutritional info on various packets of both, I find very little difference. Indeed, wholemeal bread generally has significantly more calories per gram, than it's white counterpart.
So, what gives? Is this just another example of certain types of food being foisted upon us as healthy (or healthier), without much to back it up? Or is wholemeal bread really that much better than whire bread?