My grandmother loved eating cream of wheat (farina), and it was very popular during the Soviet Union days, especially during the Second World War and thereafter. She told me it was high in iron and good for the body.
I'm kind of curious if it is healthy choice of breakfast. I bought some farina in bulk at a health store, and prepared it - and surprisingly loved it!
Unfortunately, there isn't much information on cream of wheat online. Seems to be unpopular here in United States.
My mother made it for me a few times when I was a kid. Then I think we melted a pat of butter over the top of it and of course it tasted good. When I grew up, I never bought any because I favored whole grains. I don't think cream of wheat is a whole grain.
Look on the packaging and see if it says whole grain. If it doesn't, then it's processed and likely is not considered healthy.
Last edited by JohnR41; 03-15-2010 at 03:11 PM.
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not really. there is no fiber in this and it contains a high amount of carbs. I would suggest you try 6-grain hot ceral or stone oats. add a fat (nutbutter) to this. you can never go wrong with nuts and oats!