What can be used in place of cracked wheat?
Cracked wheat breads are made from white flour and crushed wheat meal
The cracked wheat should be soaked for between 30 and 50 minutes depending with the quantity. After soaking, the cracked wheat can then be cooked.
There are several things that can be substituted in a recipe that calls for cracked wheat. You can use bulgur wheat. wheat berries, or faro perlato as a substitute.
I would call cracked wheat a grain. If this grain is smashed it becomes flour.
Wheat is a plant. It grows in the ground. Wheat seeds are called grains. Wheat used in food is either whole wheat, cracked wheat or wheat flour. Whole wheat is the grains of the wheat plant. When whole wheat is crushed, it becomes cracked wheat. When whole wheat is ground into powder, it is wheat flour.
There is no way to make wheat gluten free.