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1 cup (1 NLEA serving), cornflakes

  • Calories 101
  • Calories from Fat 0.27
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.03g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.014g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 266mg11%
  • Potassium 33mg1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24.28g8%
  • Dietary Fiber 1.3g5%
  • Sugars 1.82g
  • Protein 1.88g4%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 30mg167%
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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Cornflakes on Wikipedia:

Corn flakes Corn flakes in a bowl Origin Place of origin United States Region or state Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan Creator(s) Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (1894) W.K. Kellogg Dish details Main ingredient(s) Milled corn Sugar Malt flavoring High fructose corn syrup Variations multiple

Corn flakes are a popular breakfast cereal originally manufactured by


Corn was of critical importance to the Native Americans called Hopi. In an area where food was often scarce, corn provided a relatively stable food supply with important nutritional value. Corn is pounded into flour and made into tortillas as well into piki. Piki is basically cornbread spread into a very thin layer, almost paper thin, that is then baked in an oven.

The accidental legacy of corn flakes goes back to the late 19th century, when a team of Seventh-day Adventists began to develop new food to meet the standards of their strict vegan diet. Members of the group experimented with a number of different grains, including wheat, oats, rice, barley, and of course corn. In 1894, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the superintendent of The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan and an Adventist, used these recipes as part of a strict vegetarian regimen for his patients, which also included no alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine. The diet he imposed consisted entirely of bland foods. A follower of Sylvester Graham, the inventor of graham crackers and graham bread and supporter of sexual abstinence, Kellogg believed that spicy or sweet foods would increase passions. In contrast, cornflakes would have an anaphrodisiac property and lower the sex drive.[2] This theory was carried out in the U.S. Army, which not only applied the theory orally, but also processed the cereal as a suppository[citation needed].

This idea for corn flakes began by accident when Dr. Kellogg and his brother, Will Keith Kellogg, left some cooked wheat to sit, while they attended to some pressing matters at the sanitarium. When they returned, they found that the wheat had gone stale, but being on a strict budget, they decided to continue to process it by forcing it through rollers, hoping to obtain long sheets of the dough. To their surprise, what they found instead were flakes, which they toasted and served to their patients. This event occurred on August 08, 1894, and a patent for ``Flaked Cereals and Process of Preparing Same`` was filed on May 31, 1895, and issued on April 14, 1896, under the name Granose.[3][4][5]

The flakes of grain, served with milk and marshmallows, were a very popular food among the patients. The brothers then experimented with other flakes from other grains. In 1906, Will Keith Kellogg, who served as the business manager of the sanitarium, decided to try to mass-market the new food. At his new company, Kellogg's, he added sugar to the flakes to make them more palatable to a mass audience, but this caused a rift between him and his brother. To increase sales, in 1909 he added a special offer, the Funny Jungleland Moving Pictures Booklet, which was made available to anyone who bought two boxes of the cereal. This same premium was offered for 22 years. At the same time, Kellogg also began experimenting with new grain cereals to expand his product line. Rice Krispies, his next great hit, first went on sale in 1928.[6]

Cereals derived from cornflakes

A former patient of the Battle Creek Sanitarium named C. W. Post started a rival company, as well as the major other brand of corn flakes in the United States, called Post Toasties. Australia's Sanitarium also manufactures their own brand of corn flakes called Skippy corn flakes. In addition there are many generic brands of corn flakes produced by various manufacturers.


Advertisement, 1910s Corn flakes can be eaten with yogurt or milk.

Kellogg's Corn Flakes

Milled Corn Sugar Malt flavoring High fructose corn syrup Salt Iron Niacinamide Sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) Riboflavin (vitamin B2) Thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1) Vitamin A palmitate Folic acid Vitamin B12 Vitamin D Vitamin B Vitamin E

See also

Kelloggs Will Keith Kellogg John Harvey Kellogg Corn Transgenic maize


^ ``Corn Flakes``. Retrieved 2009-05-31.  ^ ``Dr. John Harvey Kellogg``. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  ^ See patent no. 558393 (via Google Patents) ^ ``News of the Odd, John Harvey Kellogg Serves Corn Flakes at the San, 1897``. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  ^ ``Inventor of the Week : W.K Kellogg``. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  ^ ``100 Years of Cornflakes``. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 

External links

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