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How Many Calories Are in Cream of Wheat?

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How Many Calories Are in Cream of Wheat?
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Cream of Wheat is a cereal made from hard wheat with the bran and germ removed, then ground to a coarse texture. Cooked the same way oatmeal is prepared, Cream of Wheat is high in carbohydrates and low in fats.


Cream of Wheat contains around 250 g per 1 cup serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 23 g of this amount consists of carbohydrates, 3 g of proteins and less than 1 g of fats. The remainder is other nutrients, indigestible matter and water.


According to the USDA, a 1 cup serving of Cream of Wheat contains 110 calories. Carbohydrates provide 92 calories within the serving while proteins deliver 12 calories and fats offer 6 calories per serving.

Caloric Value

A 1 cup serving of cooked Cream of Wheat provides just over 5 percent of the recommended caloric intake per day for the average adult. This percentage is calculated using a daily 2,000 calorie diet.


Cream of Wheat also contains some important vitamins, including vitamin B-6, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid. The cereal also provides several dietary minerals, such as iron, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and zinc.

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