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Calories in Italian Bread
Carbs & Fat Grams

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

The Staff of Life

Poor old bread; for several years now it has been criticized because of its rich carbohydrate content. But because the Grain Group requires more daily servings than any other food group, adding bread to your meal plate is not only an easy way to satisfy your daily requirements - it's also a healthy way.

Let's face it - we see one report which says this, then another which recommends that. First we see that eggs are a healthy source of protein and we're encouraged to eat them like nobody's business. Then the next health report comes out and we hear that eating one egg is worse than eating a side of beef.

All of these reports - yet the most influencing factor related to our state of health as well as the number of years that we will live is tied to our gene pool. It's why many people who are grossly overweight can live to be close to one hundred and why many skinny people die very early.

But longevity and state of health aren't only connected to weight - what about smoking? It's a terrible habit which can lead to all sorts of diseases, yet there are some individuals who started smoking right out of the cradle yet who live to be very old and gray.

Again, it's the gene pool in play.

In Summary

Gene pool or not, it's simply logical to do all that we can to ensure and protect our state of health. Eating bread is a big step in that direction - and if it's a whole grain source, then all the better as it skips over into the Complex Carbohydrate category.

As to Italian Bread, here are the nutrition facts for your reference. It's a fine source for calcium benefits and even contains lutein + zeaxanthin.

Calories, Nutrition in Italian Bread

Energy, Vitamins, Minerals

Unit Measures Italian Bread

1 ounce

Italian Bread

1 slice about 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 3/4"

Italian Bread

1 slice, small about 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1/2"

Alanine

g
0.081
0.085
0.028

Arginine

g
0.090
0.095
0.032

Ash

g
0.54
0.57
0.19

Aspartic acid

g
0.107
0.114
0.038

Calcium, Ca

mg
22
23
8

Calories

kcal
77
81
27

Carbohydrate

g
14.18
15.00
5.00

Carotene, alpha

mcg
0
0
0

Carotene, beta

mcg
0
0
0

Cholesterol

mg
0
0
0

Copper, Cu

mg
0.054
0.057
0.019

Cystine

g
0.055
0.058
0.019

Monounsaturated Fat

g
0.230
0.244
0.081

Polyunsaturated Fat

g
0.394
0.417
0.139

Saturated Fat

g
0.242
0.257
0.086

Fiber, total dietary

g
0.8
0.8
0.3

Folate, DFE

mcg_DFE
86
91
30

Folate, food

mcg
9
9
3

Folate, total

mcg
54
57
19

Folic acid

mcg
46
48
16

Glutamic acid

g
0.848
0.897
0.299

Glycine

g
0.087
0.092
0.031

Histidine

g
0.053
0.056
0.019

Iron, Fe

mg
0.83
0.88
0.29

Isoleucine

g
0.094
0.100
0.033

Leucine

g
0.174
0.184
0.061

Lutein + zeaxanthin

mcg
14
14
5

Lysine

g
0.056
0.059
0.020

Magnesium, Mg

mg
8
8
3

Manganese, Mn

mg
0.132
0.139
0.046

Methionine

g
0.044
0.047
0.016

Niacin

mg
1.242
1.314
0.438

Pantothenic acid

mg
0.107
0.113
0.038

Phenylalanine

g
0.123
0.130
0.043

Phosphorus, P

mg
29
31
10

Potassium, K

mg
31
33
11

Proline

g
0.285
0.301
0.100

Protein

g
2.49
2.64
0.88

Retinol

mcg
0
0
0

Riboflavin

mg
0.083
0.088
0.029

Selenium, Se

mcg
7.7
8.2
2.7

Serine

g
0.121
0.128
0.043

Sodium, Na

mg
166
175
58

Sugars, total

g
0.24
0.25
0.08

Thiamin

mg
0.134
0.142
0.047

Threonine

g
0.069
0.073
0.025

Total Fat

g
0.99
1.05
0.35

Tryptophan

g
0.029
0.031
0.010

Tyrosine

g
0.070
0.074
0.025

Valine

g
0.107
0.113
0.038

Vitamin A, IU

IU
0
0
0

Vitamin A, RAE

mcg_RAE
0
0
0

Vitamin B-12

mcg
0.00
0.00
0.00

Vitamin B-12, added

mcg
0.00
0.00
0.00

Vitamin B-6

mg
0.014
0.014
0.005

Vitamin C

mg
0.0
0.0
0.0

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

mg
0.08
0.09
0.03

Vitamin E, added

mg
0.00
0.00
0.00

Vitamin K (phylloquinone)

mcg
0.3
0.4
0.1

Water

g
10.12
10.71
3.57

Zinc, Zn

mg
0.24
0.26
0.09

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