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Subway wrap - not a healthy option
I had been getting turkey wrap no mayo at Subway, thinking that it's a low carb healthy option. Imagine my surprise when I picked up a nutrition guide at the Subway and saw the info for a wrap.
A wrap by itself has 190 calories, 4.5 g total fat, and 1 g fiber.
6" wheat bread or honey oat is a better option.
6" wheat bread has 200 calories, 2.5 g total fat, and 3 g fiber.
6" honey oat has 250 calories, 3.5g total fat, and 4 g fiber.
I feel so cheated! Subway has been touting the wrap as a low carb option, but it has quietly changed it.
Mon. Nov 19, 2:54pm
bread in general (be it a honey wheat, wrap, etc) isn't likely to be low carb.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 3:20 PM
I realize that bread's not a low carb food, but when Subway first came out with the wrap, it was touting it as a low carb option for its sandwiches. It then switched it under our noses very quietly. That's what got me upset.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 3:29 PM
I can see why you're upset, OP. I understood them to be low carb, too. Thanks for educating all of us.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 4:00 PM
ok, how can you say it's not a low carb option compared to the bread when you don't even post the carb count. Even if it only has 1 gram of fiber, if it's got 26g of carb v. 42 in the bread, it is lower carb. You can't comment on low carb without posting the carb count...
Monday, November 19, 2007, 7:21 PM
Make sure it's whle wheat, you're less likely to see it on your thighs and butt because complex carbs are harder for your body to break down.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 10:03 PM
I personally just enjoy the wrap for the flavor. The massive pile of bread they usually give my sandwich kind of makes my veggies just taste like... bread.
I don't fully understand how the wrap is not still a low-carb option, even if it is fatty and low in fiber.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 8:43 AM
I think they cashed in on the slogan of "we're a better choice than McDonalds or Burger King" but I am never fooled into thinking that Subway is actually healthy.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:52 AM
Subway is very healthy if you order the right thing - i.e. turkey on whole wheat bread with lots and lots of vegies. No cheese and no mayo if cutting down on calories. I don't know, with bread vs. wrap which one is 'more healthy' but the wrap is supposed to be less carbs. If you believe carbs are unhealthy, then the wrap is still better, and the salad (everything the same without any wheat product) is better still.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 11:46 AM
The wrap has 33g carb, wheat bread has 40g carb, and honey oat has 48g carb. Although the wrap has a little bit less carb, it also has 2g more fat than wheat bread and less fiber.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 12:20 PM
well obviously then, subway is totally accurate in saying the wrap is a lower carb option, and OP didn't konw what she was talking about.
Everyone has a different idea of healthy. If all Subway was saying is lower carb, they're right, and OP should add 2 + 2 and get 3.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 2:18 PM
in the "low carb world" of following diets, anything below 10 is considered low carb. maybe you should take a midol and call it a day.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 3:00 PM
I believe the OP may have been confusing carbs and calories. If you're just counting calories the bread is a better choice. The information OP listed was on calories. I count calories myself and am always suprised by how many calories are in wraps and tortillas.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 3:16 PM
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