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Calories in Whole Wheat Pita Bread

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.

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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.


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.


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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