What is unsweetened bread?

Bread is considered unsweetened if we haven’t added sugar for a sweeter taste, only what is needed as yeast nutrition. Yeast needs nutrients in the form of sugar to ferment. Sometimes natural sugars in the cereal are not enough.

Bread can never be totally sugar-free since flour naturally contains sugars. This is why unsweetened bread can contain sugars in the nutrition declaration but not in the ingredient list.

The amount of sugar varies, but generally compared to several other foods, bread's sugar level is relatively low and we strive to keep the sugar levels down without compromising on taste.