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Panko is a Japanese variety of flaky Bread Crumb used as a crunchy coating in The Land of the Rising Sun for dishes like Tonkatsu.

Panko is made by pulverizing a crustless bread which is baked by an electricity passing through the dough. Panko is a larger Bread Crumb with a lighter, airier, crisper, texture than most other Western Bread Crumbs. Panko also clings better to product and resists absorbing oil or grease from Frying.

Culinary Uses

Panko is used most often on Fish and Seafood.

Gluten Free


Low Fat


Low Calorie