I know I've heard that much of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables are in the skins--or peels, if you will. I've even heard a story of a kind father who, during a famine, generously ate all the potato skins so his family could have the more desirable inner flesh. Unfortunately, he lived while his entire family died of malnutrition.
Now whether this is a true story or an exaggerated old-wives tale is not my point. The point is that the outermost parts of many foods are the most nutritious. I can only hope that the same is not true with bread, since this is what it looks like when my children are done eating: