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Product Review: English Muffins

October 30, 2018

I personally haven’t bought English Muffins (until now) since, well, ever. I used to have them for breakfast when I was in school (therefore Mum bought them!)

But here I am, many years removed from school, feeling compelled to take a look at this product.

There’s now a wholemeal version (can’t say I remember wholemeal being available back when I was eating them). But maybe there was.

Per serve (one English Muffin), these contain: 119 calories, 5.4g protein, 1.3g fat (0.4g saturated), 19.5g carbohydrate (1.1g sugar), 3.4g dietary fibre and 163mg sodium.

This product is considered a good source of fibre, contains a moderate level of sodium, is low in fat and sugar.

Because flour is fortified with folate, and salt with iodine (in Australia, at least), this product is also a source of folate and iodine.

The muffins contain a number of commonly used preservatives and emulsifiers.

I would consider one English muffin about the equivalent of 2 slices of bread (therefore the equivalent of 2 serves from the grains food group). The dietary guidelines suggest healthy adults can have 6 serves from this food group, so consider one English muffin ~1/3 of your daily requirement from the grains food group (if you aren’t particularly active, if you are very active, you will need more serves from the grains food group).

I didn’t take a look at the white flour version but I can only assume the nutritional value is similar, except for fibre (which would be lower).

They are made in Australia 🙂 🙂

And so, overall, in my opinion, they’re not too bad! No different to bread, really.

My question to you though: why are they English??

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