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Storage, maintenance and consumption of bread

Not all the bread of the day and you decided to keep it in the refrigerator, believing that it will remain fresher this way? I didn’t say that this is a very good idea, because you will get the opposite effect. Why is this happening, but this;

1. Moisture loss

Loss of moisture is only one side of what makes bread stale. In particular, in conditions of high humidity (>16%), bacteria can develop mainly from the genus Bacillus and fungi of different genres. This will cause the bread to spoil quickly and is unfit for food. Wheat flour, the main ingredient (along with water and yeast) of bread dough, is full of starch grains. It is a starch, in its natural state, it is largely in crystalline form, which means that the molecules have a certain geometric structure. After mixing it with water to form a dough and ψήσιμό at high temperatures, its crystal structure disintegrates as the starch absorbs water and loses its set shape.

When the bread cools down after baking, the starch starts again slowly in a more specified crystal structure and again, αναδιαμορφώνεται and ανακρυσταλλώνεται, what makes the bread harden and μπαγιατεύει. This process is also unavoidable for tightening the bread, which, in fact, even if you close the bread in any way, tightly, to avoid loss of moisture, it will continue to harden and will be more difficult. On the contrary, freezing in the freezer slows down the process a lot. If you buy fresh bread in large quantities, put it in airtight bags or boxes in the freezer and leave it to completely defrost at room temperature when needed.

You can also  faster frozen bread using the kitchen oven (no microwave).

Preferably, so that we buy what bread or φρατζόλες we need whole, and sliced bread, because the latter have a short life time. Just slice as we think we will spend immediately and put the bread with the cut side down on the table. If, however, we do not want to bake it often, we accept what we want, and we store it in our hands.

Serving bread, well, it would be better to get on the counter of our house for 2 to 3 days and if we can not consume at this time threw.

Bread, finally, from it get fat or is it a myth;

You’ve probably heard the phrase: « bread makes you fat. » How much, however, does something like this work? Carries bread on excess weight;

In fact, don’t eat food that is solely responsible for weight gain! Bread is a very nutritious food and is the main source of energy for the body, the minimum amount of fat that does not increase the caloric content.

Let’s take a look, but in a little more detail. Bread belongs to the category of starchy foods and is equivalent (θερμιδικά and the main nutrients – proteins, carbohydrates and fats) with other αμυλούχες products like rice or potatoes. For example, 1 slice of bread (about 30g, like one slice of toast bread) has the same calories (or equivalent) with potatoes ½ = ½ Cup of pasta cooked = ½ Cup of rice boiled = 2 bread sticks, etc.

Because we want a variety of higher nutrition in our daily lives; Each variant of food differs in the amount of micro-nutrients, i.e. vitamins and minerals! The number of servings plays a bigger role in the final calories than the kind of nick you are

Carbohydrates are the most important source of energy for the body with the recommended daily dose being up to 50-55%, and 35% of them are from αμυλούχες foods such as bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.for this reason, it is advisable to be contained daily in your diet and take up ¼ of the lunch.