Fiber One and Raisin Bran are both known for being high-fiber breakfast choices, but they’re pretty different when it comes to flavor and texture.
Everyone has their favorite, but is one better than the other when it comes to ingredients, nutrition, and price?
In this article, I’ll compare Fiber one against Raisin Bran to find out which is best for sugar, fiber, and many other nutritional categories.
Also, you can give us a helping hand by voting in our poll to tell us your favorite of the two.
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You can learn a lot about the differences between two food products by comparing the ingredients. When comparing Fiber One against Raisin Bran, the main ingredient of both kinds of cereal is Whole Grain Wheat which suggests they’re both high in fiber.
Raisin Bran has added sugar and sugar syrup, and raisins, which are also high in natural sugars. In contrast, Fiber One is sweetened with Sucralose, a no-calorie sweetener.
Both kinds of cereal contain added salt, and each one has its own added flavors.
|Fiber One Ingredients||Raisin Bran Ingredients|
|Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Bran, Modified Wheat Starch, Color (caramel color and annatto extract), Guar Gum, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Baking Soda, Sucralose, Natural Flavor.||Whole grain wheat, raisins, wheat bran, sugar, brown sugar syrup. Contains 2% or less of malt flavor, salt.|
Fiber One Vs. Raisin Bran Nutritional Comparison
We’re now going to look at the nutritional comparison in various nutritional categories. Because the cereals each have a different recommended serving size, I’ll be comparing them weight-for-weight per 100g. However, I’ve also included the serving weight data for information.
To confirm, the products I’m comparing are General Mills Original Fiber One Breakfast Cereal and Kellogg’s Original Raisin Bran.
Best for Calorie Content
Starting with the calorie comparison and the cereal with the lowest calories is Fiber One with 225kcal per 100g compared to Raisin Bran which has 332kcal.
Fiber one is lower in calories because it doesn’t contain added sugar, whereas Raisin Bran is higher in calorific ingredients, including raisins.
|Cereal Type||Calories Per 100g||Calories Per Serving|
|Fiber One||225kcal||90kcal (Per 40g Serving)|
|Raisin Bran||332kcal||190kcal (Per 59g Serving)|
Best for Carbohydrate Content
I’ve included carbohydrates for information, but not in the overall comparison because neither cereal can be considered a low-carb breakfast option.
So for information, the cereal which is lowest in carbs is Fiber One which Contains 5g less per 100g than Raisin Bran.
|Cereal Type||Carbohydrates Per 100g||Carbohydrates Per Serving|
|Fiber One||85g||34g (Per 40g Serving)|
|Raisin Bran||80g||47g (Per 59g Serving)|
Best for Sugar Content
There’s a big difference between Fiber One and Raisin Bran when it comes to Sugar Content because Fiber One doesn’t contain any, compared to Raisin Bran which has 17g per serving. However, 9g of this is added sugar, whereas the rest naturally occurs in the ingredients.
Fiber One cereal has no added sugar because it contains Sucralose instead, a no-calorie sweetener.
So if you’re looking to decrease the amount of sugar you consume at breakfast time and don’t mind sweeteners, Fiber One is the best option when choosing between the two.
|Cereal Type||Sugars Per 100g||Sugars Per Serving|
|Fiber One||0g||0g (Per 40g Serving)|
|Raisin Bran||29g||17g 9g of Which is Added Sugar (Per 59g Serving)|
Best for Protein Content
If you’re looking for a cereal with more protein for your diet, of the two, Raisin Bran contains slightly more protein per weight than Fiber One.
|Cereal Type||Protein Per 100g||Protein Per Serving|
|Fiber One||7.5g||3g (Per 40g Serving)|
|Raisin Bran||8.5g||5g (Per 59g Serving)|
Best for Fat Content
Fiber One Cereal and Raisin Bran are both low in fat, and neither contain any saturated fat or cholesterol, making them a heart-healthy option.
The cereal with the least fat is Raisin Bran; however, there is little difference between the two.
|Cereal Type||Fat Per 100g||Of Which is Saturated Fat|
Best for Fiber Content
Both kinds of cereal are considered high in fiber, but Fiber One is much higher in dietary fiber than most cereals, including Raisin Bran.
Fiber One contains 33g more fiber per 100g than Raisin Bran, which is considerable if you’re looking to increase your daily fiber intake.
|Cereal Type||Dietary Fibre Per 100g||Dietary Fibre per Serving|
|Fiber One||45g||18g (Per 40g Serving)|
|Raisin Bran||12g||7g (Per 59g Serving)|
Best for Sodium/Salt Content
If you need to keep an eye on your daily sodium intake, the cereal with the least sodium per weight is Raisin Bran.
To put this into the context of a daily recommended amount, Raisin Bran Contains 9%, and Fiber One contains 6%; however, a serving of Raisin Bran is heavier, so weight-for-weight it’s actually lower in sodium.
|Cereal Type||Sodium/Salt Per 100g||Sodium/Salt per Serving|
|Fiber One||350mg||140mg (Per 40g Serving)|
|Raisin Bran||339mg||200mg (Per 59g Serving)|
Best for Vitamins/Minerals
Fiber One Cereal is fortified with added vitamins and minerals to give the added benefit of extra nutrients at breakfast time. In comparison, the nutrients found in Raisin Bran are naturally occurring.
Although each kind of cereal has nutritional benefits of its own, and it’s very close, the cereal with the more types of nutrients is Fiber One.
|Vitamin/Mineral Type||Fiber One Daily Value %||Raisin Bran Daily Value %|
Best for Flavor/Texture
To find out which cereal is the public favorite when it comes to flavor and texture, we need to do a poll to get a general opinion.
Please help us out by voting in the poll below, and once you vote, the winner so far will be revealed (no personal information is required to vote).
Best for Price
Fiber One and Raisin Bran breakfast cereals are sold in different box sizes, so to keep things fair, I’m comparing the price per ounce of cereal rather than the pack price.
Below are the current average prices for each cereal (please note, these may vary depending on the store you buy them from and offers at the time).
- Fiber One 19.6oz box = $4.18 / $0.21 per ounce.
- Raisin Bran 16.6oz box = $3.22 / 19¢ per ounce
- Raisin Bran 24oz box = $3.98 / 17¢ per ounce
Based on this information, you get slightly more real for your money with Raisin Bran when compared to Fiber One, making Raisin Bran the best for price.
Overall Winner and Summary
All categories for nutrition and cost have now been compared, and I can reveal that we have joint winners with both Fiber One and Raisin Bran coming top in the same amount of categories.
Which is best really comes down to what is most important to you and your diet and which one you like best. Both kinds of cereal are similar in most nutritional categories, however, Raisin Bran is high in sugar compared to Fiber One, which doesn’t contain any, but it does contain artificial sweetener, which some people avoid.
Another thing to consider is Fiber because although both kinds of cereal are considered high-fiber options, Fiber One contains much more fiber than Raisin Bran.
I hope the data in this article can help you decide which is best for you based on your needs.
|Comparison Category||Winner (Fiber One or Raisin Bran)|
|Best for Calorie Content||Fiber One Cereal|
|Best for Sugar Content||Fiber One Cereal|
|Best for Protein Content||Raisin Bran|
|Best for Fat Content||Raisin Bran|
|Best for Fiber Content||Fiber One Cereal|
|Best for Sodium Content||Raisin Bran|
|Best for Vitamins/Minerals||Fiber One Cereal|
|Best for Price||Raisin Bran|
|Overall Winner||Joint Winners|
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: