The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and cereal fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Cereal fun facts.

Cereal Fun Facts: A cereal is any grass cultivated for the edible components of its grain composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran.

  • The word cereal derives from Ceres, the name of the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture.
  • March 7th is National Cereal Day.
  • The first cereal grains were domesticated by early primitive humans, about 8,000 years ago.
  • 50 percent of Americans start their days with cereal.
  • Americans consume 101 pounds or 160 bowls of cereal per person every year.
  • The cereal industry uses 816 million pounds of sugar per year.
  • Rice Krispies mascots Snap, Crackle and Pop briefly had a fourth brother named Pow in early 1950.
  • The first breakfast cereal, originally named “Granula,” was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson.
  • To create puffed cereals, makers use a pressure-cooking method called “gun-puffing,” a process that Quaker Oats developed at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Astronauts ate Kellogg’s Corn Flakes aboard Apollo 11, the first moon landing.

Cereal Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any cereal fun facts in the comment section below. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Cereal.

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