NEWS: Subway Makes Milk Obsolete By Adding Calcium and Vitamin D To Their Bread

Written by | July 27, 2011

Topics: Fast Food, Subway

Subway addict ...

This week, Subway, where we can all Eat Fresh, announced it has now added calcium and vitamin D to their line of fresh baked bread. A six-inch serving of bread provides 30 percent of the daily recommnded value of calcium and 20 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin D.

For those of you who didn’t take nutrition classes or don’t read random Wikipedia entries late at night to pass the time while your torrents download:

“One of the most important roles of vitamin D is to maintain skeletal calcium balance by promoting calcium absorption in the intestines, promoting bone resorption by increasing osteoclast number, maintaining calcium and phosphate levels for bone formation, and allowing proper functioning of parathyroid hormone to maintain serum calcium levels.”

With Subway adding calcium to their bread, it’s now possible to get more than 100 percent of the daily recommended amount of calcium in one meal at Subway. Using the nutrition table on Subway’s website, I can get 60 percent if I order a footlong turkey breast sandwich using their 9-grain wheat bread, then another 20 percent if I add provolone cheese to it, and if I get the meal, I can get 45 percent if I order a low-fat milk and another 8 percent if I get a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos. That’s a grand total of 133 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium.

It’s also 1,070 calories, 31.5 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 12 grams of fiber, and 2,360 milligrams of sodium. But who’s counting?

The calcium and vitamin D fortified bread should be available now at your local Subway restaurant.

7 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Cinabar says:

    Fascinating fact: in the UK ALL flour has calcium added as standard. You can’t buy a bread or biscuit without it.

  2. Letitia says:

    I wonder if it tastes funny like some other fortified foods.

  3. Helldog says:

    I need strong bones to support the massive weight I have gained by eating stuff like Subway. This benefits both parties. Symbiotic relationship FTW!

  4. Elf says:

    I know where that photo has been taken; Amsterdam! I walk past there daily when I go to college and I recognized it because of the FEBO sign (Dutch “snackbar” that sells fries, kroket, frikandel, hamburgers etc).
    Not that this has got anything to do with calcium and vitamin D :-P

    (Amsterdam Nieuwendijk 226)

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