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Fiber One Cereal Vs. All-Bran Buds

Do you ever find yourself standing in the cereal aisle at the grocery store, wondering which cereal is actually going to be healthy for you and your family?

If so, you’re not alone. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know which one to choose. But fear not – we’re here to help.

Today, we’re comparing two popular high-fiber breakfast cereals – Fiber One and All-Bran Buds – to see which one comes out on top. Spoiler alert: it’s a close race, so keep reading to find out more!

Ingredients Comparision

Comparing ingredients between two products is an excellent way to see the key differences between the two.

When comparing General Mills’ Fiber One Cereal against Kellogg’s All-Bran Buds, the main difference is that Fiber one is predominately made from whole grain wheat and corn bran, whereas the main ingredient of All-Bran is Wheat Bran.

Both kinds of cereal are designed to be high-fiber breakfast options, and both are fortified with added vitamins and minerals in a bid to boost the daily intake of the consumer at breakfast time.

Cereal TypeIngredientsAdded Vitamins and Minerals
Fiber One CerealWhole Grain Wheat, Corn Bran, Modified Wheat Starch, Color (caramel color and annatto extract), Guar Gum, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Baking Soda, Sucralose, Natural Flavor.Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), Iron and Zinc (mineral nutrients), A B Vitamin (niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (thiamin mononitrate), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), A B Vitamin (folic acid), Vitamin B12.
All-Bran BudsWheat bran, sugar, psyllium seed husk, contains 2% or less of salt, baking soda, annatto color, bht for freshness.Niacinamide, reduced iron, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), folic acid, vitamin D3, vitamin B12.

Fiber One Vs. All-Bran Nutritional Comparison

Starting with the nutritional comparison of each cereal and for clarification, I’ll be comparing General Mills Original Fiber One Cereal weight-for-weight (per 100g) against Kellogg’s All-Bran Buds.

Each cereal has a different recommended serving size, so comparing servings won’t give a fair or accurate comparison; however, I’ve also included them for information.

Best for Calorie Content

Starting with calories and both kinds of cereals are a low-calorie option per serving, but Fiber One wins the category because it contains 19 calories less than All-Bran per 100g.

Cereal TypeCalories Per 100gCalories Per Serving
Fiber One Cereal225kcal90kcal (Per 40g Serving)
All-Bran Buds244kcal110kcal (Per 45g Serving)

Best for Carbohydrate Content

When it comes to carbohydrates, neither cereal will win an award for being low-carb, but if this is a consideration for your diet, All-Bran Buds are the lower carb option of the two.

Cereal TypeCarbohydrates Per 100gCarbohydrates Per Serving
Fiber One Cereal85g34g (Per 40g Serving)
All-Bran Buds80g36g (Per 45g Serving)

Best for Sugar Content

The results of the sugar category are pretty surprising because although you might think the sugar content of Fiber One and All-Bran would be pretty similar, there’s actually a vast difference between the two.

Fiber One is the clear winner of the best in sugar category, with no added sugar or sugar per serving, compared to All-Bran Buds, which contain 12g (over two teaspoonsful) per serving which is 24% of the recommended daily value.

Cereal TypeSugars Per 100gSugars Per Serving
Fiber One Cereal0g0g (Per 40g Serving)
All-Bran Buds26.7g12g (Per 45g Serving)

Best for Protein Content

If protein content is an important consideration for you when choosing a breakfast cereal, All-Bran Buds are the best option with 2g more protein per serving than Fiber One Cereal.

Cereal TypeProtein Per 100gProtein Per Serving
Fiber One Cereal7.5g3g (Per 40g Serving)
All-Bran Buds11g5g (Per 45g Serving)

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily intake of protein is about 50 grams. This means that Fiber One Cereal provides 15% of the daily value, while All-Bran Buds provides 22% of the daily value for protein per 100g.

Bar graph comparing the daily value percentages of protein per 100g for Fiber One Cereal and All-Bran Buds
Bar graph comparing the daily value percentages of protein per 100g for Fiber One Cereal and All-Bran Buds

Best for Fat Content

When it comes to fat content, both Fiber One and All-Bran Buds are low-fat breakfast options, and there is little difference between the two; however, All-Bran Buds are slightly higher in fat than Fiber One.

Cereal TypeFat Per 100gSaturated Fat per 100g
Fiber One Cereal2.5g0g
All-Bran Buds3.3g0g


If you’re looking for a breakfast option that doesn’t contain cholesterol, then either Fiber One or All-Bran Buds are an excellent choice for you as neither has any cholesterol per serving.

Best for Fiber Content

Most people choose Fiber One or All-Bran because they’re known for their high-fiber content, but which is the best between the two?

I can confirm that the winner of the fiber category is Fiber One, with a huge 18g of dietary fiber per serving. To put this value into context, Fiber one contains 65% of your recommended fiber intake in one serving.

All-Bran is also an excellent option for a high fiber cereal, and per serving, it contains 61% of the recommended daily value, which is an impressive amount of fiber to kick-start your day.

Cereal TypeDietary Fiber Per 100gDietary Fiber per Serving
Fiber One Cereal45g18g (Per 40g Serving)
All-Bran Buds37.8g17g (Per 45g Serving)

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily intake of fiber is about 25 grams. This means that Fiber One provides 180% of the daily value, while All-Bran Buds provides 151.2% of the daily value for fiber per 100g.

Bar graph comparing the daily value percentages of fiber per 100g for Fiber One Cereal and All-Bran Buds
Bar graph comparing the daily value percentages of fiber per 100g for Fiber One Cereal and All-Bran Buds

Best for Sodium/Salt Content

The best cereal for sodium content between Fiber One and All-Bran Buds is Fiber one, with just under half of the amount of sodium than All-Bran per weight.

To put this into the perspective of a daily recommended value percentage, Fiber One contains 6% of the recommended sodium intake compared to All-Bran, which contains 13% per serving.

Cereal TypeSodium/Salt Per 100gSodium/Salt per Serving
Fiber One Cereal350mg140mg (Per 40g Serving)
All-Bran Buds666.7mg300mg (Per 45g Serving)

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily intake of sodium is about 2,300 mg. This means that Fiber One contains 15.2% of the daily value, while All-Bran Buds contains 29% of the daily value for sodium per 100g.

Bar graph comparing the daily value percentages of sodium per 100g for Fiber One Cereal and All-Bran Buds
Bar graph comparing the daily value percentages of sodium per 100g for Fiber One Cereal and All-Bran Buds

Best for Vitamins/Minerals

When comparing vitamins and minerals for each cereal, some nutrients aren’t found in All-Bran; however, All-Bran is higher in more nutrients than Fiber one, which levels out the two.

Because there’s no clear winner, I’ve classed them as joint winners because both have a good amount of vitamins and minerals that help to contribute towards recommended daily intakes.

The table below shows the daily value percentage for each cereal based on information from the manufacturer.

Vitamin/Mineral TypeFiber One Daily ValuesAll-Bran Buds Daily Values
Vitamin D0%10%
Vitamin B620%20%
Vitamin C10%
Vitamin B1220%20%
Folic Acid20%20%

Best for Flavor/Texture

When judging the best for flavor and texture, this is subjective and down to the individual, so to properly understand which is the public favorite when it comes to taste, we need to do a poll.

Please help our future readers and us by voting for your favorite in the poll below, and once you vote, the percentages so far will be revealed.

Which do you prefer?

Best for Price

At the time of writing this article, a 22oz box of All-Bran Buds costs an average of $3.98, which is equal to $0.18 per ounce, whereas a 19.6oz box of Fiber one costs an average of $4.18, which is equal to $0.21 per ounce.

Based on this information, All-Bran Buds are slightly cheaper than Fiber One per ounce, although please note, this may vary depending on pack-sizes, offers, and where you shop.

Overall Winner

The votes are all in, and I can now reveal a winner of the best cereal between Fiber One Original Cereal and All-Bran Buds – and the winner is – Fiber One!

Comparison CategoryWinner (Fiber One or All-Bran Buds)
Best for Calorie ContentFiber One
Best for Carbohydrate ContentAll-Bran Buds
Best for Sugar ContentFiber One
Best for Protein ContentAll-Bran Buds
Best for Fat ContentFiber One
Best for Fiber ContentFiber One
Best for Sodium ContentFiber One
Best for Vitamins/MineralsJoint Winners
Best for PriceAll-Bran Buds
Overall WinnerFiber One

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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:

Fiber One Manufacturer Nutritional Information

All-Bran Buds Manufacturer Nutritional Information