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Which gets mouldier quicker: brown or white bread?

Brown bread is more nutritious, while white bread is more processed.

WE’VE ALL BEEN there: You buy a loaf of bread and, three days later, wonder why it has gone mouldy.

But are you better off buying white or brown bread if you want it to last longer?

Henrietta Andoh of Coláiste Pobail Setanta in Dublin decided to test this out.

Here’s Henrietta on her results – and why the exhibition is so great for young scientists:


On conclusion of her experiment, she decided that although white bread lasts longer, as brown bread has more nutrients it is the better choice for those wanting a nutritious bread.

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