There is nothing like the taste and smell of a piece of hot bread oozing with butter, but is the soy in bread products worth the risk to those with soy allergies?
This post will be an ongoing list of bread products as I find information regarding which breads contain soy, and which are soy-free.
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Soy in bread products
All Sarah Lee bread products contain soybean oil and soy lecithin.
They do not have their ingredients listed with their bread on their website. When you hit the Nutrition Fact on any of their bread products, it gives you:
Calories and nutrition values
Claims: Made with Whole Grain
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No Artificial Colors or Flavors
10g of Whole Grains per serving
Certifications: Whole Grain Stamp: 10g whole grains per serving.
In a nutshell, all Bimbo owned companies that make bread contain soy. Their Goodbye Gluten products also contain soy flour.
All bread products contain soy lecithin and soybean oil
All bread products contain soybean oil and soy lecithin in the ingredients.
All bread products contain Soy lecithin, xanthan gum and soy oil
All bread products contain soy lecithin, xanthan gum and soy oil.
It is safe to say that nearly all commercially made bread products contain soy. I have not come across many bread products that do not contain soy or that are suspect. Even Udi’s is not considered soy safe due to the content of Xanthan gum and Guar gum.
Bread that looks promising for soy-free needs
Some of the items listed need follow-up from manufacturers. Updates will be posted as I hear back from them.
While there are people on the Internet that claim Rudi’s is soy free, the company does not make that claim anywhere on their website.
Their Original bread contains Non-GMO, and expeller pressed canola oil (most canola oil is processed with Hexane), Xanthan gum, so again, soy is questionable, but it is gluten-free!
Kinnikinnik bread, on the whole, seem to be soy free, contains canola oil, and cultured corn syrup solids, but that is my personal issue.
Their Gluten Free Soft Multigrain Bread contains citric acid, making it soy questionable regardless of the little green circle that states soy free.
Trader Joe’s Dark Pumpernickel Tuscan Pane is free of soy ingredients including hidden soy ingredients according to their current ingredient list on the wrapper.
Do you know of any soy friendly bread products I have missed on this list? Let me know in the comments below.