Fiber One Vs. Raisin Bran (Which is Better?)

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.

Ingredients Comparision

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 IngredientsRaisin 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 cereal on the left and Raisin Bran on the right, to show the difference between the two

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 TypeCalories Per 100gCalories Per Serving
Fiber One225kcal90kcal (Per 40g Serving)
Raisin Bran332kcal190kcal (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 TypeCarbohydrates Per 100gCarbohydrates Per Serving
Fiber One85g34g (Per 40g Serving)
Raisin Bran80g47g (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 TypeSugars Per 100gSugars Per Serving
Fiber One0g0g (Per 40g Serving)
Raisin Bran29g17g 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 TypeProtein Per 100gProtein Per Serving
Fiber One7.5g3g (Per 40g Serving)
Raisin Bran8.5g5g (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 TypeFat Per 100gOf Which is Saturated Fat
Fiber One2.5g0g
Raisin Bran1.7g0g

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 TypeDietary Fibre Per 100gDietary Fibre per Serving
Fiber One45g18g (Per 40g Serving)
Raisin Bran12g7g (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 TypeSodium/Salt Per 100gSodium/Salt per Serving
Fiber One350mg140mg (Per 40g Serving)
Raisin Bran339mg200mg (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 TypeFiber One Daily Value %Raisin Bran Daily Value %
Vitamin D
Calcium10%
Iron20%10%
Phosphorus6%10%
Potassium6%
Magnesium8%15%
Thiamin20%
Riboflavin10%
Vitamin B620%
Vitamin C10%
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1220%
Niacin15%
Folic Acid20%
Zinc10%
Selenium10%
Copper20%
Manganese80%

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).

Which do you prefer?

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 CategoryWinner (Fiber One or Raisin Bran)
Best for Calorie ContentFiber One Cereal
Best for Sugar ContentFiber One Cereal
Best for Protein ContentRaisin Bran
Best for Fat ContentRaisin Bran
Best for Fiber ContentFiber One Cereal
Best for Sodium ContentRaisin Bran
Best for Vitamins/MineralsFiber One Cereal
Best for PriceRaisin Bran
Overall WinnerJoint Winners

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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

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Manufacturer Nutritional Information