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Calories in Whole Wheat Pita Bread

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In Jacksonville, Fla., Frank Whittemore is a content strategist with over a decade of experience as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy and a licensed paramedic. He has over 15 years experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. Whittemore writes on topics in medicine, nature, science, technology, the arts, cuisine, travel and sports.
Calories in Whole Wheat Pita Bread
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Whole wheat pita is a flat bread, originating in the Middle East and Mediterranean. When baked, it puffs up, forming a pocket. Whole wheat pita is made with whole grain flour and is a good source of calories from carbohydrates.

Calories

The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that one medium whole wheat pita bread, around 5 1/4 inches across, possesses 125 calories. Of that quantity, approximately 98 calories are from carbohydrates, nine calories are fats and approximately 18 calories are protein.

Daily Intake

A single medium whole wheat pita can deliver just more than 6 percent of the daily recommended intake of calories for the average adult. This value is based on a typical diet of 2,000 calories per day.

Components

Also, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a medium whole wheat pita bread weighs 45 g. About 25 g are carbohydrates, 4.5 g are proteins and 1 g are fats. The remaining amount contains indigestible matter, water and other nutrients.

Nutrients

Whole wheat pita bread also provides certain vitamins including folate, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin. Dietary minerals within the bread include copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus and selenium.

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