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** Rye bread **

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This article is about the bread. For the Catalan film, see Black Bread.

Rye bread
Sourdough rye with walnuts.jpgSourdough rye bread
Type Bread
Main ingredients Rye flour
Cookbook: Rye bread  Media: Rye bread

*Rye bread* is a type of bread made with various proportions of flour from
rye grain. It can be light or dark in color, depending on the type of flour
used and the addition of coloring agents, and is typically denser than
bread made from wheat flour. It is higher in fiber than white bread and is
often darker in color and stronger in flavor. Rye bread has a low glycemic
index, which means it does not cause a spike in blood sugar when compared
to white bread.^[1]

Dark rye bread was considered a staple through the Middle Ages. Many
different types of rye grain have come from north-central and eastern
Europe such as Finland, Denmark, Baltic countries, Russia, The Netherlands,
and Germany. Around 500 AD, the Saxons and Danes settled in Britain and
introduced rye, which was well suited to colder northern climates.^[2]

In Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, rye breads of varying
consistency are the most popular type of bread.^[/citation needed/]

*Contents*

· 1 Biochemistry
· 2 Types

· 2.1 Straight
· 2.2 Multigrain
· 2.3 Flatbreads
· 2.4 Quick breads

· 3 Health benefits
· 4 See also
· 5 References

*Biochemistry[edit]*

File:Rye sourdough starter culture rising.webmPlay media
Timelapse of a fresh rye sourdough culture rising over a 10-hour period at
roughly 25.5 Â°C (78 Â°F)

While rye and wheat are genetically similar enough to interbreed (resulting


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_bread

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