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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

Well today March 7th, is known as National Cereal Day. Did you know this? Cereal has become one of the most popular breakfast foods in America. Not only do people consume cereal for their morning meal but often as a quick dinner option and readily as a bedtime snack. It is loved equally by children and adults. 

Cold cereals are the most popular. The choices and varieties are endless from sugary sweet types to healthier flakes and grains.  It can also be made into breakfast bars and used in recipes for squares and cookies too.  Example: Rice Krispie Squares

In 1863 the first cold cereal called Granula was invented by James Caleb Jackson. Cereals now are enriched with vitamins and minerals. Many contain iron, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin and a high fiber content. Protein is there when milk is added. 

Cereal is known as a staple crop and provides more food energy than any other type of crop. All cereals fall into the category of cereals or grains. These include rice, brown rice, barley, wheat, millet, oats, maize, sorghum, rye and buckwheat to name several. 

Support this day by having a healthy bowl of cereal! 

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