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Baguette and rugbrød topped with leverpostej (Danish-style liver pâté)
Type Rye bread
Place of origin Denmark
Main ingredients Sourdough
Cookbook:Rugbrød  Rugbrød
Home made rugbrød.

Rugbrød (Danish pronunciation: [ˈʁuˌb̥ʁœðˀ]) (Danish rye bread)[1][2] is a very commonly used bread in Denmark. The common rugbrød usually resembles a long brown extruded rectangle, no more than 12 cm high, and 30–35 cm wide, although shapes and sizes may vary, as well as the ingredients. Sourdough is almost always the base; the bread may be made exclusively with rye and wheat flour or contain up to one third whole rye grains. Variants with whole sunflower or other seeds also exist.

The bread is almost always very low in fat, its content comparable to most other varieties of bread. It contains no oil or flavouring (except salt). It is rich in whole grain and dietary fiber and contain little or no sugar, and is thus considered by many Danes as a healthy alternative to whiter types of bread.

Buttered rugbrød is essentially the base on which the famous Danish open sandwich smørrebrød is created.

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  1. ^ Mellish, K.X. (2014). How to Live in Denmark: A Humorous Guide for Foreigners and Their Danish Friends. Primedia E-launch LLC. ISBN 978-1-63315-290-8. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Sheraton, M. (2015). 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List. Workman Publishing Company. p. 0. ISBN 978-0-7611-8306-8. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 

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