Sunday, September 18, 2005

Fun Facts About Cereal

Fun facts about cereal, from the American Cereal Council:
  • Cereal was invented when colonial housewives started serving up popcorn with sugar and cream for breakfast.  Yum!
  • Of the more than 294 million people in the U.S, 49% start their day with a bowl of cereal.
  • The word cereal comes from Cerealia, the name of ancient Roman ceremonies that honored Ceres, the goddess of grain.
  • The average American eats 160 bowls of cereal each year.
  • One bushel of wheat will make 53 boxes of cereal.
  • 85% of all protein consumed throughout the world is provided by grains such as wheat, corn, rice, millet, rye, barley, and sorghum – those that are often found in cereal.
  • The first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal was invented in 1863 by James C. Jackson. It was a form of whole grain flour dough baked into dry leaves, broken into chunks and baked again, and then ground into still smaller chunks.
  • U.S. and Israeli researchers have just found strong evidence that humans refined wheat and barley into cereal 23,000 years ago. If true, the discovery suggests humans were processing grains long before hunter-gather societies developed agriculture.
  • Astronauts from Apollo 11 boosted their brain power while in space with a cereal breakfast. The cereal was mixed with fruit and pressed into cubes since the lack of gravity kept the astronauts from pouring it into a bowl with milk.
  • Breakfast cereal is the third most popular item sold in grocery stores after carbonated beverages and milk.
  • The USDA recommends 6 to 11 servings of grains in a daily diet and a bowl of cereal is a source of grains.
  • There are 2.7 billion packages of cereal sold every year – that’s enough boxes to wrap around the Earth thirteen times.

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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

this website is the stupidest website ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

boooorrrriinnngg!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Then why are you on it silly weirdo. If you don't like it then don't come to it.

Anonymous said...

Belgian waffles rule!!

Anonymous said...

I prefer pancakes over cereal...

Anonymous said...

I cannot digest the grains in cereal so I don't consume it very often.

Anonymous said...

i prefer fresh fruit for breakfast because i'm health conscious.
go green bitches!

Anonymous said...

i love this website I LOVE CEREAL!!! and i am writing a paper on it soo it really helped (i know my english teadher is wierd)

James C said...

THANX! This helped me for my project heaps!

Anonymous said...

I PRFER EGGS WITH BACON SASGUE AND CHRUNCHY BREAD WITH BUTTER ON THE SIDE AND ORANGE JUCIE THEN EATING CERAL!?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

it's helpful for some people on reports so stfu

Anonymous said...

i think this website is very useful and such, it helps peopl learn aboout the importance of cereal. :)

Anonymous said...

i happen to think this is the coolest website of all time.
cereal is frkn b.a.
(:

Anonymous said...

cereal is b.a. i'm doing a paper on it for my agriculture class

Anonymous said...

I never knew such fascinating websites existed!!! And to think I'd got this far in life without knowing all this!!! I'll never look at a bowl of cereal in the same way again!! You guys ROCK!!!!!

Anonymous said...

im making a rap about cereal for a show, but i dunno if this really helped..sorry.. =(

Nikkipedia. said...

I LOVE CEREAL!
what is wrong with you fools?
only 49%! =O
I'm gobsmacked.
& 160 bowls a year..I could eat that in a month.
FOOLS!

lovee :)

Anonymous said...

Lots of nice info for my cereal report- thanks!

CerealFun said...

For cereal lovers, here is a fun website. Check all of the pages. There are polls, photos and puzzles at: http://sites.google.com/site/cerealfun/home

Anonymous said...

this really helped i had to do a project and its due tommorow i just started

Anonymous said...

this is great info...thix so much for the post...i can now get a better understanding before teaching little ones

alexandra said...

http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/pages/I-wouldnt-survive-without-cereal/239476426779?ref=ts

=) you should add if you support cereal

Anonymous said...

I like these fun facts about cereal. I love to read fun facts and stats! Cereal is a great way to have a fast breakfast!

Anonymous said...

I like these fun facts about cereal. I'm a big cereal fan.

Anonymous said...

blue waffles rock!

Sarah said...

Shut up! If you idiots don't like the site, don't post ridiculous comments, and why would you be on it?

Anonymous said...

if u people dont like this site why are u on it!? it helped me get my homework done so shut up leave the sight if u dont like it

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the helpful information. I host a trivia game night in Hawaii and was able to get a ton of question for my "Breakfast Theme Round" from your site.

Anonymous said...

Well, I absolutely love these cereal facts! they're helping me in my computer class!

Anonymous said...

This website is kinda cool, but it could do better.

Anonymous said...

Do not under estimate the mighty cereal!

Anonymous said...

It is really helpful and I have to link it to economics so thank you