Cracked wheat is a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels which are crushed or cut into smaller pieces. There are a large number of uses for this food, and it makes a popular dietary supplement in many cultures. Many grocery stores carry cracked wheat, which should be stored in a cool dry place until use so that it does not go rancid. If not used within one year, the wheat should be discarded.
A similar product, bulgur wheat, is also made by cracking wheat kernels. Bulgur, however, is made from wheat kernels which are steamed and toasted before cracking, so that they develop a rich, nutty flavor. Bulgur also requires minimal cooking, since it is already partially cooked. Cracked wheat, on the other hand, uses whole raw wheat berries. Numerous other types of cracked grain are also available for use in various recipes and animal fodder.
Because cracked wheat is made from whole wheat berries, it carries a great deal of nutrition and fiber since it includes the fiber and nutrient rich outer bran and germ of the wheat. For this reason, it is often added to healthy diets, especially those eaten by people who are concerned about heart health. Other whole cracked grains may be used as well, for variation in flavor and nutrition.
There are a wide range of uses for cracked wheat. Many people use it as a base, like couscous, serving vegetables or meats alongside it. It can also be used in grain pilafs, and many recipes for multi-grain pilaf call for cracked wheat, since it is fluffy and flavorful. Many people also include it in multi-grain bread, pancakes, and other grain dishes. The crushed wheat berries may be soaked or partially cooked when they are included in recipes such as bread, to ensure that they are fully cooked when the food is served.
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|Serving Size 1/2 cup / 100g|
|Serving Per Container 10|
|Amount Per Serving 100g|| |
Calories from Fat 11
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g|| 2%|
| Saturated Fat 0g|| 0%|
|Cholesterol 0mg|| 0%|
|Sodium 17mg|| 1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 76g|| 25%|
| Dietary Fiber 18g|| 72%|
| Sugars 0g|| |
|Protein 12g|| 24%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:|
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
| Sat Fat||Less than||20g|
| Dietary Fiber||25g|