Cream of wheat is the result of cooking-down cracked wheat to a high-fiber gruel. Cream of wheat is best enjoyed hot, and best enjoyed when it is cold outside like during the winters of Minnesota. Many a day's survival for me as a young child in Minnetonka, Minnesota can be attributed to the slow-decaying warmth given from a bowl of cream of wheat.

The Original Cream of Wheat Jingle

Cream of Wheat is so good to eat
Yes we have it every day;
We sing this song, it will make us strong,
And it makes us shout "Hooray!"
It's good for growing babies
And grown-ups too to eat;
For all the family's breakfast
You can't beat Cream of Wheat!

Cream of wheat is high in iron and low in fat; and, it has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Because it is also high in fiber, it may also be used as a weak all-natural laxative.