Whole wheat is actually a grain so when you rad a label that says whole wheat, you’re getting that specific whole grain but when the label says whole grain, you’re getting multiple types of grains like corn, oats, rye, buck wheat, barley etc. When a label says multigrain, it can mean a mixture of whole grains but it is not necessarily whole grain.
Whole grain has a lot of nutrients like fiber, vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants. It has been suggested to purchase whole grain as opposed to multi grain because of multigrain’s ambiguity on whole grain contents.
Be sure to not fall victim to sneaky labels. If it says it’s made with whole grain, it could easily be made with nothing more than a crumb. Look for labels that say 100% whole grain.
Another great trick to know, and this is for any packaged product, is on the ingredient list on the package, companies are required to list their ingredients in order of abundance. So what ever the product is mostly made out of will be the first ingredient and it goes down to the least used ingredient such as spices.
When looking at the ingredient list look for whole grain or whole wheat to be sure you’re getting the right bread. Do not get anything that has the word “enriched” on it or “wheat flour.” Anything that’s been altered is not something you’d want to consume and wheat flour is synonymous to white flour.
If you’re trying to watch your weight, whole wheat is going to be the better option. Though whole grain is more hearty, it’s extra heaviness is going to benefit you less if you’re mainly worried about gaining weight.