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Grape Nuts

A breakfast cereal developed by C. W. Post in 1897

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A Quick Tip by Raederle

  • Sep 18, 2010
"Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Malted Barley Flour, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Salt, Caramel Color, Sodium Phosphate, Dried Yeast. Vitamins and Minerals" That is in no way healthy. At all.
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review by . November 06, 2009
A Versatile Cereal With Delicious Carbs to Jump Start Your Day!
While other companies are printing "low-carb" all over their food packaging to make their foods more marketable, it's awesome how Grape-Nuts proudly proclaims on their box that their "Grains are loaded with carbohydrates" (followed by, "the body's main energy source", of course!).  Being a self-proclaimed carb-aholic who has never caught onto the whole low-carb craze, I can dig this!      Considering I'm a huge Grape-Nuts fan now, it's hard …
Quick Tip by . April 01, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
They're allright I guess
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Growing up I was sick so often that I barely lived. So, at seventeen I made a huge lifestyle change that brought me to the understanding of the importance of what we eat. I'd say at this point in my life … more
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Grape-Nuts is a breakfast cereal developed by C. W. Post in 1897. Post was a patient and later competitor of the 19th-century breakfast food innovator, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. Despite its name, neither grapes nor nuts have ever been ingredients in the cereal. The cereal is actually made from wheat and barley. Mr. Post believed that sucrose (which he called "grape sugar") formed during the baking process. This, combined with the nutty flavor of the cereal inspired its name. Another explanation originates from employees at Post who claim that the cereal got its name due to the cereal's resemblance to grape seeds or grape "nuts."

Grape Nuts is either eaten with milk, yogurt or orange juice. Grape-Nuts can also be cooked in a microwave.

Grape-Nuts was initially marketed as a natural cereal that could enhance health and vitality, and also as a "brain food." Its lightweight and compact nature, nutritional value, and resistance to spoilage made it a popular food for exploration and expedition groups in the 1920s and 1930s. Just before World War II, Grape-Nuts were included as a component of the lightweight Jungle ration used by some U.S. and Allied forces in wartime operations before 1944.

During the 1960s, advertising for the brand promoted Grape-Nuts as the cereal that "fills you up, not out." Brand users, particularly "mother/daughter look-alikes," were shown engaged in fitness activities such as tennis, horseback riding, ...
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