Whole-wheat bread is a type of bread made using flour that is partly or entirely milled from whole or almost-whole wheat grains, see whole-wheat flour and whole grain. It is one kind of brown bread. Synonyms or near-synonyms for whole-wheat bread elsewhere in the world (such as for example in the UK) are whole-grain bread or wholemeal bread. Some varieties of whole-wheat bread are traditionally coated with whole or cracked grains of wheat, though this is mostly decorative compared to the nutritional value of a good quality loaf itself. Other varieties are made of 'enriched flour' (bran and germ removed), and lacks thousands of healthy phytochemicals (plant chemicals). Nutritionally, whole grain bread is superior to whole wheat bread (if not 100% whole grain).
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