Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb that differs from traditional breadcrumbs in that it is made from bread without crusts. Panko is great for adding to stuffing in stuffed foods (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) or for breading fish or chicken. You can use panko as a casserole topper or to crunch up any dish requiring a broiled or baked coating.
While traditional panko is essentially repackaged white bread and not an appreciable source of fiber, there is one great whole wheat panko product out there, made by Ian’s Natural Foods. Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko performs and tastes just as great as the original product – but with a little boost for your daily fiber intake:
- Ian’s Original Panko breadcrumbs made from white bread with white flour has 0.5 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup serving
- Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko breadcrumbs made from unbleached whole wheat flour has 2 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup serving
Nationally, Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko breadcrumbs are available at Whole Foods, or you can use the company’s store finder and search by your zip code for local providers.