Do Wheat Thins Have Fiber? – Answered

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:

FlavorServing SizeDietary Fiber(g)
Original16 pieces (31g)3g
Reduced Fat16 pieces (29g)3g
Sundried Tomato & Basil15 pieces (30g)2g
Ranch15 pieces (30g)2g
Hint of Salt16 pieces (31g)3g
Multigrain14 pieces (30g)2g
Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil15 pieces (31g)2g
Big11 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.

CrackerServing SizeDietary Fiber(g)
Wheat Thins – Original16 pieces (31g)3g
Triscuit – Original6 crackers (28g)3g
Club – Original4 crackers (14g)0g
Kellogg’s Town House – Original5 crackers (16g)0g
Nabisco Saltine – Original5 crackers (16g)0g
Chicken in a Biskit – Original12 crackers (31g)0g
Kellogg’s Toasteds Crackers5 crackers (16g)0g
Nabisco Sociables – Flavor Originals5 crackers (14g)0g
Cheez-It – Original27 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 5031-34g
Women Under 5025-28g
Men over 5028g
Women over 5022g
Children (2-18 years old)14-31g

Final Thoughts

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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