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What Nutrients Are in Weetabix?

Weetabix breakfast cereal is a great choice for people who are interested in eating a healthy diet.

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What Is Weetabix?

A breakfast staple in England since 1932, Weetabix boasts of providing approximately 30 per cent of the recommended nutrients adults need each day.

High Fiber, Low Fat

A serving of two biscuits provides 134 calories, 28 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein and fibre, and 2 g fat.

Thiamine and Riboflavin

Weetabix biscuits are a good source of thiamine (B1) and riboflavin (B2), each providing roughly 25 per cent of these vitamins in a serving. These vitamins help increase energy and promote healthy skin, hair and nails.

Vitamin B6 and Folate

Vitamin B6 and folate help the body create and maintain cells, including red blood cells. Weetabix supplies 8 per cent of the daily requirement for vitamin B; Weetabix supplies 4 per cent of the daily requirement for folate.

Iron and Magnesium

Weetabix is rich in iron and magnesium. A serving of two Weetabix biscuits provides 10 per cent of the daily requirement for iron and 8 per cent of the daily requirement of magnesium. These minerals are essential for transporting oxygen throughout the body and in promoting normal muscle and nerve function.

A Healthy Choice

According to Nutrition Data, Weetabix is a healthy breakfast food. On a scale of 0 (poor) to 5 (excellent), the cereal earns a 3.2 Nutritional Data Rating, which is based on U.S.-government recommendations for a healthy diet.

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About the Author

Katherine Checkley

Kathy Checkley is a freelance writer and editor in Austin, Texas. A writer for all of her professional life, Checkley has specialized in researching and writing about issues in K-12 education.

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