What kind of bread do you think of when you hear the word bakery? Every culture has variations in grains, thickness, shape and texture that they use in their breads. Mexico is popular for its pan dulce called ¨Conchas.¨ The French are known for their bread, the ¨Baguette.¨  Bread is an important part of our nutrition and most households use bread regularly or every day. Bread is made by mixing flour, water, salt, yeast and other ingredients. Breads are made in different shapes, sizes and flavors.  Breads have been around since the ancient times or even longer. The oldest bread found is approximately 4,000 years old and it was found under the foundation of Mentuhotep II’s mortuary temple at Deir el Bahari in Western Thebes.

There are three main types of bread in the world:

    • Breads that hardly rise are called flatbreads;
    • Breads with medium volume like French breads;
    • Breads with with a high rise that have to be baked in pans.

Bread Nutrition:
The nutrition of bread depends on the flour used. The healthiest breads to eat are those made with wholewheat or wholegrain. A slice of bread is about 75 calories. Bread has small amounts of protein, is low in fat, and is a high starchy carbohydrate.

Now that you have knowledge about breads, make sure you make the right choices. If you are planning to get a birthday cake for a party or even if you are just in the search of the best bread for your next meal visit YaSabe. We are here to to help you find local bakeries (panaderias cerca de ti, que hablan español) near you. If you are in need of advice go to  YaSabe, we also provides a human-powered social concierge service for Hispanics called Ayudame, where consumers can ask YaSabe’s experts and others for help in finding the right local business. Ayudame live chat can help you find a pricing or set up an appointment for you with a business near you.

If you don´t have a computer near you don´t worry, you can still ask for help directly from your mobile device.  YaSabe Android Mobile application provides phone-numbers, directions and other information about the businesses nearby. You can download the YaSabe Android application for free from the Android Marketplace.  You can also download the free iPhone app from the App Store and from iTunes. This application lets users search in Spanish or English by name, product, service, or category for any of the 15,000,000 local businesses in the US. YaSabe’s goal is to help US Hispanics find and connect with cultural relevant products, services, and business – locally. We aim to have the best information about local businesses and to have a personalized touch to help direct you when you are stuck.

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