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5 Bread Crumb Brands That Can Save Your Diet

For most home cooks, the brand of bread crumbs used is really just an afterthought, whatever’s convenient on store shelves. But if you take a closer look, there can be a gigantic difference between brands, particularly when it comes to salt and white carbs. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on top picks & worst bets when it comes to store-bought bread crumbs.

 

LOVE IT! {Whole grain and low in sodium}

Whole Foods 365 Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs

  • Ingredients: white whole wheat flour (enriched with added vitamins), sugar, yeast
  • 0 mg sodium, 3 grams fiber, and 110 calories per 1/4 cup

Gia Russa Whole Grain Bread Crumbs, Italian Seasoned

  • Ingredients: whole grain wheat flour (enriched with added vitamins), romano cheese, herbs/spices
  • 270 mg sodium, 3 grams fiber and 125 calories per 1/4 cup

Glutino Gluten Free Breadcrumbs

  • Ingredients: corn meal & sugar
  • 0 mg sodium, 1 gram fiber, and 110 calories per 1/3 cup

 

LIKE IT! {Whole grain & moderately-high in sodium, or white flour and moderate in sodium}

Ian’s Gluten Free Italian Style Panko Bread Crumbs

  • Ingredients: rice flour, xanthan gum, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, leavening, oil, sugar
  • 62 mg sodium, 2 grams fiber, and 140 calories per ¼ cup

Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs, Plain

  • Ingredients: wheat flour (enriched white flour), canola oil, yeast, dextrose, sugar, salt…
  • 55 mg sodium, 0 fiber, and 100 calories per ¼ cup

 

HATE IT! {White, enriched flour and high in sodium}

Old London Seasoned Bread Crumbs

  • Ingredients: enriched flour (white flour), high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil…
  • ­­560 mg sodium, 1 gram fiber, and 110 calories per ¼ cup

Progresso Parmesan Bread Crumbs

  • Ingredients: enriched f lour (white flour), high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil…
  • 850 mg sodium, 1 gram fiber, and 100 calories per ¼ cup

 

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