How many grams is a slice of bread?

Bread maker
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.

Everything you need to know about a slice of bread

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

How many grams is 1 slice of bread?

A slice of bread, or one slice of bread, weighs about 35 grams.

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.

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