National Cereal Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to breakfast cereals. These are very popular dishes that require diluting the prepared cereal base with milk. Breakfast cereals are a whole category of foods made from cereals (wheat, corn, oatmeal, etc.). The holiday is celebrated on March 7.
The history of National Cereal Day is not known. It was probably decided to be celebrated by health food lovers who wanted to make breakfast cereals even more popular.
Breakfast cereals are prepared on a grain basis. Today they are predominantly produced by extrusion technology. Grain is milled, mixed with additional components (sugar, honey, spices, etc.), after which the resulting mass is placed in a special device – an extruder. Thanks to the controlled pressure products are obtained the desired shape, then sent for drying. As a result, you get a finished product, which only needs to be diluted with warm milk.
Breakfast cereals are thought to have been invented in 1899. Their creator was Dr. John H. Kellogg. He set out to create a breakfast product that was very healthy and had enough nutrients.
- The variety of breakfast cereals is astounding. Today you can find in stores: oatmeal granola, corn stars, chocolate balls, cornflakes and more.
- When buying breakfast cereals, you need to pay attention to the sugar. It is best to choose products that contain less than 15 grams of sugar per 100 grams, otherwise we can not talk about usefulness.
- The largest market for breakfast cereals is the United States.
How to celebrate
Start your morning with a bowl of breakfast cereal, which you pour over warm milk. Probably the best way to celebrate National Cereal Day. Try new flavors and varieties of breakfast cereals that day. Choose your favorite.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what their favorite breakfast cereal is.
When is National Cereal Day in 2024?
National Cereal Day is observed on March 7 each year.