MILFORD, Conn. — Subway is kicking its health profile up another notch, adding calcium and vitamin-D-fortified bread to its menu.
The Milford, Conn.-based chain, which already has a Fresh Fit menu, complete with eight subs featuring less than 400 calories, now offers 30 per cent of the daily recommended calcium and 20 per cent of the daily recommended Vitamin D in its six-inch servings of bread at its U.S. stores.
“The calcium included in each six-inch serving of bread has the nutritional equivalent of one glass of milk,” said Mark Christiano, Subway’s global baking specialist. “For years, our high-quality, fresh-baked bread has been a signature item. It is the perfect vehicle to complete the great-tasting sandwiches that people have grown accustomed to when they visit a Subway restaurant.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American consumes less than the recommended intake of calcium and Vitamin D — nutrients which promote bone and heart health.