As minerals and Vitamin B transferred to water during parboiling of wheat are re-absorbed there will be no loss in nutritional value of cracked wheat. For this reason Cracked wheat is classified as whole grain . Cracked wheat is highly rich in fiber and fiber is important for a healthy digestive system. Its Vitamin B1 content plays a major role in developing the nervous and digestive system of little gourmets. Cracked wheat pilaf is a dish of grain that both children and babies will love. For all Gurme Bebek cracked wheat recipes click here.
Keep in mind
Babies need to start eating whole grains after month 6.
Compared to formula made with traditional regular rice, formula made with whole oats or brown rice flour would be a much nutritious alternative. Traditional regular rice flour or starch is empty calorie.
Cracked wheat is much more nutritious than regular rice and bread. Protein, calcium, potassium and phosphor in cracked wheat is higher than regular rice. Vitamin B and iron amount is triple the amount in regular rice and pasta. Processed grains like white flour and regular rice lose most of its nutritional value.
Click here to learn why you should give your baby whole grains from the day when your baby is introduced solids.
You should be cautious when feeding babies with products that contain wheat. Wheat contains gluten and babies are very responsive to gluten. Gurme Bebek recommends introducing wheat products to your babies at month 8. Please consult your doctor about wheat products.
Nutritional value per 100 gram cooked cracked wheat;
Carbohydrate (g) 78,2
Protein (g) 11,8
Fat (g) 1,3
Pulp (fiber) (g) 1,3
Vitamin B1 (mg) 0,2
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0,1
Potassium (mg) 315
Calcium (mg) 36
Phosphor (mg) 310
Iron (mg) 4,5