If you’re looking for a high-fiber healthy breakfast cereal, then chances are you’ve tried or considered All-Bran or Weetabix as a good cereal for a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re confused about which one to choose or wondering if one is better than the other, never fear because, in this article, I’ve pulled all of the manufacturer data together to compare the cereals head-to-head.
Read on to find out the difference between the two kinds of cereal ingredients and nutrition, to find out which one is best for you.
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The main difference between All-Bran and Weetabix is the main ingredients, with All-Bran being predominantly made of wheat bran, whereas the main ingredient of Weetabix is wholegrain wheat.
Both kinds of cereals contain malted barley, added sugar, salt and are fortified with various vitamins and minerals to help consumers get closer to their daily reference intake percentages.
From this information, we can conclude that both kinds of cereal contain healthy ingredients, making them excellent breakfast choices compared to other options.
|All-Bran Ingredients||Weetabix Original Ingredients|
|Wheat Bran (87%), Sugar, Barley Malt Flavouring, Salt, Vitamins & Minerals: Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12||Wholegrain Wheat (95%), Malted Barley Extract, Sugar, Salt, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid|
All-Bran Vs. Weetabix Nutritional Comparison
I’ll now move on to the nutritional comparison. Because each cereal has a different recommended serving weight, I’ll be comparing them per 100g of cereal to keep things fair and accurate.
I’ll also include the serving weights for information only, and for Weetabix, a serving is two biscuits.
To confirm, the brands and products I’m comparing are Kellogg’s All-Bran and The Weetabix Food Company Original Weetabix Biscuits.
Best for Calorie Content
When it comes to calorie content, neither kind of cereal can be considered high in calories, and both are pretty similar to each other.
Of the two, the cereal with the least calories between All-Bran and Weetabix is All-bran with 32kcal less per 100g than Weetabix.
|Cereal Type||Calories Per 100g||Calories Per Serving|
|Kellogg’s All-Bran||334kcal||134kcal (per 40g Serving)|
|Weetabix Original||362kcal||136kcal (per 37.5g Serving)|
Best for Carbohydrate Content
Any breakfast cereal made from grains, corn, or rice is never going to be low in carbohydrates, which is also true for All-Bran and Weetabix.
If this is something that you’re tracking, then the cereal which is lower in carbs is All-Bran which contains 21g fewer carbs than Weetabix per 100g.
|Cereal Type||Carbohydrates Per 100g||Carbohydrates Per Serving|
|Kellogg’s All-Bran||48g||19g (per 40g Serving)|
|Weetabix Original||69g||26g (per 37.5g Serving)|
Best for Sugar Content
Many kinds of cereal are marketed as healthy choices which contain more sugar than you may expect, and in this case, the cereal is All-Bran.
Per 100g of cereal, All-Bran contains 13.8g more sugar than Weetabix, and per serving, it contains around a teaspoon more sugar than a serving of Weetabix, which is very low in sugar.
|Cereal Type||Sugars Per 100g||Sugars Per Serving|
|Kellogg’s All-Bran||18g||7.2g (per 40g Serving)|
|Weetabix Original||4.2g||1.6g (per 37.5g Serving)|
Best for Protein Content
Both kinds of cereal are fairly high in protein compared to some other breakfast cereal choices, and the protein amounts per weight are fairly similar.
If protein content is important to your diet, All-Bran is slightly higher in protein per weight than Weetabix.
|Cereal Type||Protein Per 100g||Protein Per Serving|
|Kellogg’s All-Bran||14g||5.6g (per 40g Serving)|
|Weetabix Original||12g||4.5g (per 37.5g Serving)|
Best for Fat Content
All-Bran and Weetabix are both very low fat and saturated fat breakfast options compared to other breakfast choices.
If you’re looking to keep your fat intake as low as possible, Weetabix is slightly lower in fat and saturated fat per weight than All-Bran. However, it’s worth noting the difference is nominal and that you get a degree of natural fat from wholegrain ingredients.
|Cereal Type||Fat Per 100g||Saturated Fat per 100g|
Per Recommended Serving
|Cereal Type||Fat Per Serving||Saturated Fat per Serving|
|Kellogg’s All-Bran (per 40g Serving)||1.4g||0.3g|
|Weetabix Original (per 37.5g Serving)||0.8g||0.2g|
Best for Fiber Content
If you’ve ever been told to increase your fiber intake, you’ve probably been advised that All-Bran is the best way to quickly get towards your recommended daily intake.
All-Bran contains 27g of fiber contains 27g of fiber per 100g compared to Weetabix, which contains 10g, so of the two, if you’re looking to increase your fiber intake, All-Bran is the clear winner.
It’s worth noting that All-Bran is higher in fiber than pretty much any other cereal, and Weetabix is still considered a high-fiber cereal two compared to others such as corn or rice-based cereals.
|Cereal Type||Dietary Fibre Per 100g||Dietary Fibre per Serving|
|Kellogg’s All-Bran||27g||11g (per 40g Serving)|
|Weetabix Original||10g||3.8g (per 37.5g Serving)|
Best for Sodium/Salt Content
All-Bran and Weetabix both have added salt in the ingredients, and of the two, Weetabix contains less salt per weight than All-Bran.
To put the values below into context, Weetabix has a green rating and contains 2% of the reference daily intake. In contrast, All-Bran is rated amber or medium because it contains 6% of the daily recommended value for an adult.
|Cereal Type||Sodium/Salt Per 100g||Sodium/Salt per Serving|
|Kellogg’s All-Bran||0.95g||0.38g (per 40g Serving)|
|Weetabix Original||0.28g||0.1g (per 37.5g Serving)|
Best for Vitamins/Minerals
All-Bran and Weetabix are both fortified with some added vitamins and minerals and although both kinds of cereal are healthy options, of the two All-Bran contain more kinds of nutrients. In contrast, Weetabix contains higher values in some categories.
Because All-Bran contains more kinds of vitamins and minerals than Weetabix, All-Bran is the winner of this category.
|Vitamin/Mineral Type||All-Bran Daily Value %||Weetabix Original Amount Per Serving/Daily Value %|
*mcg = microgram (1000th of a milligram) / mg = milligram (1000th of a gram)
Best for Flavor/Texture
When it comes to judging the best for taste and texture, this is something that comes down to personal preference.
But if we can get a broad public opinion, we can give our readers an idea of the most popular of the two.
Please help us by voting in the poll below (no personal information required), and once you vote, you can see the winner so far.
I’ve now compared all categories for nutrition, and the winner of most categories between All-Bran and Weetabix is – All-Bran!
All-Bran came top for being the lowest in calories and carbs while being highest in protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.
It’s worth noting that this was a close content, and Weetabix came out on top for being the lowest in sugar, salt, and fat.
So it really comes down to which cereal you like best and which aspects of nutrition are most important for you, but hopefully, the data in this article can help you make that decision.
|Comparison Category||Winner (All-Bran or Weetabix Original)|
|Best for Calorie Content||All-Bran|
|Best for Carbohydrate Content||All-Bran|
|Best for Sugar Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Protein Content||All-Bran|
|Best for Fat Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Fiber Content||All-Bran|
|Best for Sodium Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Vitamins/Minerals||All-Bran|
I hope this article has helped you to find the information you were looking for; you might also find the following articles helpful too:
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References Used for this Article
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from the manufacturer; the links below contain the source information:
Kellogg’s All-Bran Manufacturer Nutritional Information