# How many grams is a slice of bread?

Updated on 29 May 2023

A slice of bread is a daily fare for many Dutch people. It contains a lot of fibre, making it a healthy snack, especially if you choose wholemeal or brown bread. But how many grams is a slice of bread exactly and how many slices do you get out of 100 grams of bread? In this article, we answer all the questions regarding a slice of bread.

Below are the main questions people google regarding a slice of bread.

## How big is a whole loaf of bread?

A loaf of bread weighs about 800 grams on average. The law sets requirements for the amount of dry matter in a whole, medium or half loaf. For example, a half loaf should contain between 240 and 265 grams of dry matter, a whole loaf between 480 grams and 530 grams of dry matter and a medium loaf between den 360 grams and 400 grams. The rest of the weight of a loaf of bread is liquid.

## How many slices are there in a loaf of bread?

A slice of bread weighs about 35 grams and a whole loaf about 800 grams. So you should be able to get about 22 – 24 slices of bread out of a whole loaf.

## How thick is a slice of bread?

If you have a loaf of bread pre-cut at the bakery, its thickness is 1.2 – 1.4 cm.

## How many calories are in a slice of bread?

Wholemeal bread contains about 81 calories and is rich in fibre (12 grams) and protein (3.7 grams). The amount of calories is the same as toasted bread.

## How many sandwiches a day?

The answer to this question varies from person to person. Children need about 2 – 6 slices of bread a day. In adults, the requirement varies from person to person; it depends on digestion and how much physical work you do. Someone in the construction industry will soon need more than 10 slices of bread in a day, while someone working in the office will suffice with 2 – 6 slices.

## To conclude:

Do you often have peanut butter, ham or cheese on bread? Nothing wrong with that, but there are countless variations of sandwich fillings that are very easy to prepare.