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Bread crumbs

What are bread crumbs?

About the ingredient bread crumbs. Including 1,584 recipes with bread crumbs, nutrition data, and where to find it.



Breadcrumbs or bread crumbs are small particles of dry bread, which are used for breading or crumbing foods, topping casseroles, stuffing poultry, thickening stews, and adding inexpensive bulk to meatloavesThey may be confused with simple cubed, dried bread or croutons, but breadcrumbs are much smaller in size, akin to the size of common ants. and similar foods.

However, the crumb of bread is also a term that refers to the texture of the inner soft part of a loaf of bread, as distinguished from the crust, or "skin".

Dry breadcrumbs are made from very dry bread which has been baked or toasted to remove all remaining moisture, and may have a sandy or even powdery texture. They can be used to make a crisp and crunchy coating for fried foods (see breading).

The breads used to make soft or fresh bread crumbs are not quite as dry, so the crumbs are larger and produce a softer coating, crust, or stuffing. Bread crumbs are most easily produced by pulverizing slices of bread in a food processor, using a steel blade to make coarse crumbs, or a grating blade to make fine crumbs. A grater or similar tool will also do.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (108g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 426Calories from Fat 51
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 6%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 790mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 77.7g 26%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars 6.7
Protein 14.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20% Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Bread crumbs are usually found in the bakery section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Bread crumbs are a member of the Baked Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do bread crumbs weigh?

Measure Grams
1 cup 108
1 oz 28

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British (UK) term: Bread crumbs
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