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Fun Fact August 26, 2020.

26 August 2020

It’s what’s for breakfast, at least sometimes.  It was in 1863 that James Caleb Jackson, who ran a medical sanitarium in western New York, created a breakfast cereal from graham flour dough that was dried and broken into shapes so hard they needed to be soaked in milk overnight. He called it granula. John Harvey Kellogg, a surgeon who ran a health spa in Michigan, later made a version and named it granola. A former Kellogg patient, C.­W. Post , using the same idea, created Grape-Nuts, which would become the first popular product to offer a discount coupon.  Today there are countless varieties of cereals, ranging from all natural to super sugary.  By the way, The word “cereal” comes from ‘Ceres’, the name of the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture.

Fun Fact August 26, 2020.