Bread provides our bodies with energy.
It is a popular staple because it smells good, tastes good and looks good. Freshness is important, as many of bread’s good qualities are lost when it goes stale. Dark breads made from rye flour are more nutritious than white bread.
Bread is a basic food in many cultures throughout the world. It exists in many forms, using a variety of ingredients and baked in different ways.
Read the factsheet to find out more about bread.