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Kitchen Dictionary: farina

Farina is a bland-tasting meal made from cereal grains that when cooked in boiling water makes a hot breakfast cereal, but can also be cooked like polenta. Also sold as "Cream of Wheat," farina is made from the endosperm of the grain, which is milled to a fine granular consistency and then sifted. Although the bran and most of the germ are removed, this cereal is sometimes enriched with B vitamins and iron. Its name comes from the Latin word for meal or flour, which in turn traces to far, the Latin name for spelt, a type of wheat. Farina was the first genuine flour before milling stones.

Dietary Information

This Product contains gluten and is not suitable for those on a gluten free diet. Possible substitutions could be cream of buckwheat or hot rice cereal or possibly grits, depending on the recipe.

Ingredient

Season: available year-round

How to select: Located in the breakfast aisle of most supermarkets.

More Farina Recipes
Popular Farina Recipes
Oma's Cream of Wheat Pudding (German Griesbrei)
Sabine's Farina Dumplings
Swedish Whipped Farina
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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 649
Calories from Fat 7 (1%)
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 165mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 137.3g 45%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 18.7g 37%

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