Wonder Bread, a product of the Interstate Breads Corporation, has a long history. This bread -- the first commercially sold sliced bread in the United States -- has been around since 1925. This product comes in a range of types, from white to wheat, and offers a range of nutritional benefits. It is commonly used for sandwiches but has other uses.
A serving of Wonder Bread consists of two slices, approximately 52g. This serving of Wonder Bread makes a typical sandwich, although a club sandwich generally contains three slices, more than the serving size.
A two-slice serving of Wonder Bread contains 80 to 100 calories, according to the product's website. Whole-wheat white bread contains slightly more calories than white Wonder Bread. Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, this accounts for 4 to 5 percent of the calories you may consume daily.
Carbohydrates, a macronutrient that primarily serves to provide your body with energy, make up the bulk of calories in Wonder Bread -- a two-slice serving contains 18 to 23g. A two-slice portion also contains 4 to 5g of protein. The Institute of Medicine recommends you consume 130g of carbohydrates and 46 to 56g of protein daily. Two slices of Wonder bread contains 0.5 to 1g of fat as well. MayoClinic.com urges you to eat no more than 20 to 35 percent of your daily calories from fat.
Vitamins and Minerals
Wonder Bread is enriched with vitamins and minerals to make it more nutritious. White Wonder Bread provides you with 15 percent of the daily recommended intake of calcium in a two-slice serving as well as 6 percent of the folic acid and riboflavin you need daily and 8 percent of the thiamin, iron and niacin you need. A two-slice serving of whole-grain Wonder Bread contains 30 percent of the calcium you should consume daily and 10 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamins D, E, B-12 and B-6, thiamin, niacin, folic acid and iron.
The American Heart Association recommends consuming 1,500mg of sodium per day to avoid health problems, like high blood pressure. Each two-slice serving of Wonder Bread has 200 to 260mg of sodium. Many of the toppings used for sandwiches -- deli meats, for example -- have a high sodium content, so monitor your total sodium intake.
You can use stale Wonder Bread to make a bread pudding. Use five slices of cubed day-old Wonder Bread and combine with egg, sugar, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and raisins in a baking pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.