Subway adding calcium, vitamin D to bread

by Eric Schroeder
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MILFORD, CONN. — Subway restaurant chain has added bread fortified with calcium and vitamin D to its menu. Each 6-inch serving of bread in the chain’s 24,000-plus U.S. restaurants now provides 30% of the daily recommended value of calcium and 20% of the daily recommended value of vitamin D.

“Now, the calcium included in each 6-inch serving of bread has the nutritional equivalent of one glass of milk,” said Mark Christiano, global baking specialist for Subway. “For years, our high-quality, fresh baked bread has been a signature item for the Subway brand. It is the perfect vehicle to complete the great tasting sandwiches that people have grown accustomed to when they visit a Subway restaurant. Now, we have raised the bar in providing healthier options to consumers by fortifying our bread to include calcium and vitamin D.”

Lanette Kovachi, M.S., R.D., and Subway’s corporate dietitian, said each sandwich made to standard formula already provides two full servings of fresh vegetables, essential nutrients vitamin A and iron and is free of artificial trans fat and is rich in complex carbohydrates. When made on 9-Grain Wheat or Honey Oat bread, each Subway sandwich also contains at least 20% of the daily value of fiber, she said.

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