Which breakfast cereals are low in fiber?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
For diabetics and other people monitoring their weight and sugar intake, breakfast cereals with 5 g or more of fiber per serving (listed on the Nutrition Facts label) are recommended choices. Cereals with less than 5 g but more than 2 g of fiber per serving are in the medium range. The following cereals have a low content of fiber:
  • Cream of Wheat and Malt-O-Meal: 1 g per cup.
  • Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Product 19, Apple Jacks, Cocoa Crispies, and Smacks: 1 g per cup.
  • Farina Hot Wheat Cereal: less than 1 g per cup.
  • Kellogg’s Special K: 0.7 g per cup.
  • General Mills Cocoa Puffs, Corn Chex, Golden Grahams, Kix, Total Corn Flakes, and Trix: between 0.6 g and 0.9 g per cup.
  • General Mills Rice Chex and Honey Nut Chex: 0.3 g per cup.
  • Kellogg’s Crispix and Rice Krispies: 0.1 g per cup.
  • General Mills Reese’s Puffs and Kaboom: 0 g.

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