First time I have seen them (it says New on the bag) - a range of 3 Helga’s Low Carb Higher Protein Low GI breads. We bought Wholemeal and Seeds.
The 25% less carbs & higher protein claims appear to stack up when compared with similar Helga’s breads - Traditional Wholemeal and Wholemeal & Grain serving size (2 slices). They claim to have achieved this by replacing some flour with seeds.
This is where it gets confusing. I used the CSIRO food database, the Helga’s website and the bread bag. They don’t agree. For the Low Carb Wholemeal & Seeds, the bag says 700g 16 slices + 2 crusts, the website says 700g 18 slices + 2 crusts. Therein lies the problem of a changing ‘Serving Size’. The other similar breads have 16 slices. There are other minor differences (some due to slice size).
The CSIRO is recommending a higher protein (spread throughout the day), lower carb, low GI diet. That was the attraction. A low GI is defined as 55 or under, so at 53 this bread just squeaks in. Comparing other breads in the Helga’s range shows the problem of comparing 100g - some breads, and therefore slice and serving size are heavier.