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Product Review: Wholegrain Mission Wraps

December 11, 2018

Give up your bread for wraps? This is something I hear A LOT of people doing, but why? Are wraps ‘better’ than bread?

I personally like to switch it up. I love a good grainy bread – for toast or sandwiches, but I also love filling up a big soft wrap with salad and tuna for lunch.

Let’s take a look at Wholegrain Mission Wraps.

Per wrap (71g) they contain: 212 calories, 6g protein, 6.8g fat (3.3g saturated), 29.7g carbohydrate (2g sugar), 3.8g fibre, 639mg sodium.

One wrap is considered two serves from the grains food group (average people need ~6 serves per day, athletes with high volume training usually need more than 6 serves).

Per 100g it seems these wraps are:
– Moderate in saturated fat
– Low in sugar
– High in sodium
– Moderate in fibre

Overall, one large wholegrain wrap is roughly equivalent to two slices of wholegrain bread – in terms of nutrient content. BUT, some grainy breads actually have less calories, less carbohydrate, less saturated fat, less sodium and more fibre (e.g. the Burgen brand of breads) than does this Mission wrap! So are you making a ‘better’ choice in switching your bread over to a Mission wrap? Well, no.

Should anyone avoid these wraps?

  • These particular wraps are not a good choice for those with high blood pressure because of the high sodium content.
  • The saturated fat content of the wraps would make me hyper aware of other sources of saturated fat in someone’s diet – to make sure they weren’t over consuming saturated fat each day (the current World Health Organisation recommendation is to consume no greater than 10% of your daily calories from saturated fat).

My take? Mix it up and enjoy both bread AND wraps!! But don’t assume one is ‘better’ than the other.

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