Cracked Wheat Vs Whole Wheat
When buying bread, we always get a brand that lists whole wheat as the first ingredients. But some bread has cracked wheat as the first ingredient.
What is the difference?
When you see whole wheat, it means the bread flour is ground from whole-wheat kernels and retains the nutritious bran and germ components of the kernel, or wheat "berry". Cracked wheat also comes from whole-wheat kernels, except that the berries are broken into coarse, medium and fine fragments.
Some people prefer cracked wheat bread because of this grainy texture. And some, just the opposite.
Since the nutritional content of the bread is similar, with whole wheat having a slight edge in fiber content (1.9g versus 1.4g per slice), buy the one that best suits your tastebuds.