White bread and wheat bread are both made with wheat as a primary source. What makes them different then? The difference between white bread and wheat bread lies in the nutrients that are present in these finished products or edibles and may be derived through eating them.
Using wheat as a primary component, which bread is realized through a lot of processing that removes almost all the vital nutrients naturally found in wheat.
The resulting flour is then bleached over and over again to give it the white look that most people are addicted to. But during this extensive processing, every nutrient save the acid ones are sacrificed and even though, white flour may be artificially enriched, it’s no longer a whole wheat bread and can’t compare to wheat bread in terms of nutrient contents and health benefits to be derived through eating.
Wheat or brown bread is often associated with life in the scriptures. Why? Reason is that wheat contains almost all the 16 nutrients that are present in the human body and must be replenished through eating fruits, vegetables and other edibles rich in these nutrients. Examples are calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Four of these 16 nutrients (carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen) are acidic while the rest aren’t. Wheat has all these nutrients in perfectly balanced proportions, but much of these is lost through processing during the making of white bread.
The wheat bread is thus filled with almost all the original nutrients to be found in the wheat plant or crop, thus giving it that brown like look instead of white.
Which wins then?
Of course, some may argue that there’s not much difference between the white bread and wheat bread because most white breads being made are now enriched with nutrients such as barley, malt and butter. But it still remains a white bread and not as nutritious as a whole wheat bread.
Wheat breads are sometimes even enriched? But whether it’s also enriched or not it contains nutrients that may be lacking in white bread and hence, wins hands down.
It contains more fiber, digests better and is almost a super food with all it nutrients contents (whole wheat breads that are not further enriched).
White bread may become over acidic through its many processing and hard to digest. Upon being enriched with a number of nutrients it becomes better, but still not as good as wheat bread.