In short, yes, Wheat Thins have fiber. This article will provide an overview of how much fiber is in these crackers. We also provide a comparison of the fiber in Wheat Thins to other popular crackers. By the end of this article, you should have all the information you need regarding Wheat Thins and fiber.
How Much Fiber In Wheat Thins?
The amount of fiber in Wheat Thins varies based on flavor. Overall, Wheat Thins have 2 to 3 grams of fiber per serving of about 30 grams of crackers.
The table below shows specifically how much fiber is in each flavor of these crackers:
|Flavor||Serving Size||Dietary Fiber(g)|
|Original||16 pieces (31g)||3g|
|Reduced Fat||16 pieces (29g)||3g|
|Sundried Tomato & Basil||15 pieces (30g)||2g|
|Ranch||15 pieces (30g)||2g|
|Hint of Salt||16 pieces (31g)||3g|
|Multigrain||14 pieces (30g)||2g|
|Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil||15 pieces (31g)||2g|
|Big||11 pieces (31g)||3g|
Fiber: Wheat Thins vs. Other Crackers
One of the benefits of eating wheat crackers over other varieties is that they have a bit of fiber. As the table below reflects, Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers have some fiber whereas all other crackers have zero or minimal fiber.
|Cracker||Serving Size||Dietary Fiber(g)|
|Wheat Thins – Original||16 pieces (31g)||3g|
|Triscuit – Original||6 crackers (28g)||3g|
|Club – Original||4 crackers (14g)||0g|
|Kellogg’s Town House – Original||5 crackers (16g)||0g|
|Nabisco Saltine – Original||5 crackers (16g)||0g|
|Chicken in a Biskit – Original||12 crackers (31g)||0g|
|Kellogg’s Toasteds Crackers||5 crackers (16g)||0g|
|Nabisco Sociables – Flavor Originals||5 crackers (14g)||0g|
|Cheez-It – Original||27 crackers (30g)||<1g|
Wheat Thins Ingredients
The primary source of fiber in Wheat Thins is whole-grain wheat flour. Other crackers commonly use enriched flour. This type of flour has no or very little fiber because processing removes it during manufacturing. Specifically, bran is taken out which is known for its high fiber. In short, look for cracker brands with wheat flour and not enriched flour to help maximize your daily fiber.
Original Wheat Thins Ingredients: Whole Grain Wheat Flour, Canola Oil, Sugar, Cornstarch, Malt Syrup (From Corn and Barley), Salt, Refiner’s Syrup, Leavening (Calcium Phosphate and Baking Soda).
Recommended Daily Fiber
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans developed by the USDA is one of the go-to sources for daily nutrient intake recommendations. These guidelines recommend the following daily fiber for adults and children:
|Recommended Daily Fiber (g)|
|Men Under 50||31-34g|
|Women Under 50||25-28g|
|Men over 50||28g|
|Women over 50||22g|
|Children (2-18 years old)||14-31g|
Wheat Thins have some fiber (2-3 grams) which will help you get closer to your daily fiber intake goals. What is found above is for informational purposes only. See the product label for the most current nutritional information. Additionally, if you have questions regarding your fiber intake, seek advice from a medical professional such as a doctor or nutritionist.
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