Many of you have asked about nutritional information… you can use the USDA Nutrient Database , at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/ to calculate nutritional content for the ingredients in any recipe you like. The US Department of Agriculture provides this as a free resource, available to everyone in the world. Using that database, I’ll work through an example of what you can do:
For our 100% Whole Wheat and Flaxseed Bread in the new book, here’s what I came up with for a 2-ounce slice:
Protein: 4 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams
All these gram amounts are rounded to the nearest whole number, which introduces some error, but this gives you a great starting point to compare your homemade breads with commercial products. You can use the USDA database to come up with gram weights for nutrients for any ingredient and portion size you can think of.
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