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Jan 28, 2007 07:01 PM

Best Bread in Boston?

I have been strictly on a whole-grains and low-carb kick and I'm looking for the best whole-grain or multi-grain bread in Boston and Suburbs. So not just great baked goods or baguettes, but the real thing. Anyone?

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  1. the anadama from when pigs fly is killer. warm with peanut butter...mmmmmmm.

    1. Iggy's "health loaf." I think the real name is 7-grain.

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        1. Iggy's also makes a terrific sourdough whole wheat, available as a loaf or baguette. Some Whole Foods stores carry it, as does Shaw's. Clear flour also makes a few very dense whole grain loaves worth checking out.

          1. "Whole grains and low carbs" is an oxymoron. Whole grains are certainly good for you, and a good part of what I subsist on, but they have plenty of carbs, just mixed with bran, fiber, protein, etc.

            That said, the "Huron Loaf" at Hi Rise is my all around favorite whole wheat bread. They use an excellent, nutty, stone ground whole wheat flour.

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            1. re: StriperGuy

              Agree, but not all carbs are equal (simple vs. complex). Several dietary approaches, such as Weight Watchers, rate foods based on their glycemic index, which is a balance of fiber/calories. IOW, you can eat more of something with a high glycemic index and still maintain or lose weight. This is not too far out, and I personally benefited tremendously from this, losing almost 40 lbs and keeping it off for over 8 years by now. Not too be confused with the "low carb" insanity that has folks really wiping carbs completely out of their diets........:-o

              1. re: Science Chick

                Yes, but of course the OP said "low carb" kick, NOT low "glycemic index."

                Fact is, all calories are in fact more or less equal. If you eat grains with lots of bran/fiber, we can't digest fiber, so pound for pound less usable calories then processed grains. Whole grains also have the added benefit of being richer in vitamins and minerals.

                Eat less; eat whole grains and veggies (both relatively low in calories per unit weight); excercise; don't go too crazy on desserts or bbq; heaven forbid, a healthy lifestyle.