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Calories in a Slice of Whole-Grain Bread

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Dakota Karratti has been writing fitness and health articles since 2010. Her work has appeared in the "Salisbury University Flyer" and "WomanScope NewsMagazine." Karratti has been a Certified Nursing Assistant in Delaware since 2008. She is currently enrolled in The University of Alabama's Nutrition and Food Science BS program.
Calories in a Slice of Whole-Grain Bread
Whole-grain bread contains every part of the wheat grain. Photo Credit tashka2000/iStock/Getty Images

Many brands of whole-grain bread have slightly different calorie counts, due to minor differences in each manufacturer's recipe. One standard, 26-gram slice of whole-grain bread contains 69 calories, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. A large, 41-gram slice has 109 calories.

Calorie Breakdown

Of the 69 calories in one 26-gram slice of whole-grain bread, and about 65 percent of them are from carbohydrates. About 20 percent of the calories come from the 3.47 grams of protein. Fat contributes 14 percent of the calories, with about 1 gram per slice. It is worth noting that a slice of whole-grain bread gets 11 percent of its calories from fiber, whereas white bread only gets 4 percent of its calories from fiber.

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