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Product Review: Dempster's Garden Vegetable Bread

Posted: Jun 4, 2013

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Product Review: Dempster

I came across this product while grocery shopping last weekend. I thought at first it was vegetable-flavoured bread but then realized it was whole grain bread baked with real vegetables – carrots and pumpkin to be precise. Each slice contains a miniscule ¼ serving of vegetables – certainly nothing to get excited about. That's equivalent to 31mL (about 1/8 cup) of fresh, frozen, canned or cooked vegetables or ¼ cup of fresh leafy green vegetables. A better idea is to eat actual vegetables as toppings on your sandwich or as a side. And as you can see by the amounts above, you don't need much in order to get the equivalent of what's in a slice. In the end, nothing will ever be as good as the real thing so don't eat this bread as a way to get in your veggies. Eat this bread because you enjoy the taste, and because it is whole grain – the healthiest type of bread you can buy.

Nutrition Information (per 43g slice)

110 calories

3.5g protein

155mg sodium

18g carbohydrate

2g fibre

Mark McGill, RD