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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. What are breadcrumbs used for in cooking?
  2. What is panko?
  3. What is a low carb replacement for breadcrumbs?

Breadcrumbs are used in the kitchen for binding purposes or for breading meat, seafood, etc. You can purchase them already made or make your own with stale, dry bread.

Panko is a type of breadcrumb popular in Japanese cuisine. If you're following a gluten-free diet, many supermarkets carry gluten-free breadcrumbs. Depending on the recipe, you might also be able to substitute almond meal or flax seed (or a combination) for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flax seed can help with binding.

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of breadcrumbs. For example, you can see that 100g breadcrumbs cover 65% of your daily need of Vitamin B1 and 46% of the recommended Manganese intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.



  1. Breadcrumbs are used for binding or breading.
  2. Panko is a type of breadcrumbs popular in Japanese cuisine.
  3. Almond meal or flax seed can work as low carb substitutes for breadcrumbs in some recipes.
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