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3:51 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

In the battle between health and taste, why white bread still wins

White bread, we just can't quit you.
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Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 5:59 am

The tantalizing aroma of freshly baked brioche is hard to resist, while a virtuous loaf of whole wheat often lacks that same allure. Blame it on the ferulic acid.

See, whole-wheat bread contains all parts of the wheat, including the bran, but white bread does not. That bran in the wheat bread contains the aforementioned ferulic acid, which overrides the compounds that give white bread its mouthwatering smell, according to new research.

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