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Big difference between Cream of Wheat and Oatmeal!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I just compared nutrients between the two and this is what I found.
Most nutrients are close, not a concern. Here are differences I found worth noting, per serving:

Calories: Cream of Wheat 131........ Oatmeal 150
Sugar: Cream of Wheat 0.1.......... Oatmeal 1.0
Protein: Cream of Wheat 4.0......... Oatmeal 5.0
Calcium: Cream of Wheat 12%....... Oatmeal 0.0
Iron: Cream of Wheat 57%........Oatmeal 10%

***FIBER: Cream of Wheat 1.3.........Oatmeal 4.0***
Thank goodness I love Cream of Wheat!

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    I love cream of wheat! Good to know it has a lot of nutritional value, I'm going to add this to my breakfast list.
    421 days ago
    You're welcome, you guys. I just edited and added FIBER, that is one of the good points of oatmeal.

    Um, I don't know how to describe the taste, kind of mild, not like oatmeal. When I first came on Spark (recently) I had to drop the butter I was using in it and the sugar, replacing with Splenda, and still enjoy it. This is one of my comfort foods also, and can help me with a late night sweet tooth if needed. By the way, I use the long cook grains, (takes 3 minutes) keeping the jar by the stove so I won't forget to use it.

    This is very filling with a slice of grain bread! This is probably weird, but I spoon a dab on the toast as I eat it! emoticon
    3045 days ago
    WOW - thanks for this blog! I love cream of wheat but usually go with the ol' standby oatmeal - I'll start buying the cream of wheat packets to keep in my desk drawer now, to replace the oatmeal ones. Great info!
    3045 days ago
    Wow, I've never tried Cream of Wheat. Does it taste like Oatmeal? I've discovered a wonderful hot cereal by Ecoplanet. It is like an oatmeal but it's made with buckwheat and quinoa and gluten free. I'm not allergic to gluten but I like this product and the nutrition is as follows:
    cal - 145
    sat fat - 0.5
    carb - 27
    prot - 5
    fiber - 5

    3045 days ago
  • TAMMY39
    thank you for the info. I would have never guessed Cream of Wheat is better for you than oatmeal. I grew up on Malt O Meal. I am sure that doesn't compare but I love it. I guess I might have to try the Cream of Wheat.
    3045 days ago
  • JLA1119
    Wow! Had no idea! Thanks for the info!
    3045 days ago
    I love cream of wheat too. I bought some but haven't used it yet. Just hearing you talk about it has made me hungry for it. It will be my lunch today. My husband works nights and is asleep, so hot cereal always tastes good at noon. Thanks for all the info. I would never have thought cream of wheat would be more nutritious than oatmeal. Go figure!!
    3045 days ago
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