Farina is a plain hot cereal most commonly made from durum wheat semolina. It is prepared by cooking the dry cereal with liquid, producing a porridge of pudding. Farina can also be used similarly to polenta.

Health considerations

Farina typically is made from wheat that has had the majority of its bran and germ removed, diminishing nutrient content. It may be enriched. See: Wheat, Wheat flour enrichment

Keep in mind

Farina is unsuitable for individuals sensitive to gluten

May be found in

Hot cereal, porridge, semolina pudding, farofa


See: Wheat, Wheat flour enrichment

Alternative Spellings and Names

Cream of wheat

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