by Jo Pratt

This is the perfect sandwich for a classy afternoon tea where, perhaps, a glass of prosecco can be had.

Light meals & snacks

Buyer's guide

Compared to wholemeal bread, brown bread contains a higher proportion of protein and starch simply because it contains more of the endosperm - the powdery core of the wheat grain - and less of the husk and wheatgerm, meaning it is lower in fibre and essential oils. So if your diet is rich in whole grains and fibre from other sources then it is a good all-purpose bread to eat.

As there is no requirement for the flour used in brown bread to contain any bran or wheatgerm, do check the label to see if any additives such as malt or sugar have given the bread its colour.