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Chapter 15: Breakfast Cereals

Principles of Cereal Science and Technology, Third Edition
Pages 241-248
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/9781891127632.015
ISBN: 978-1-891127-63-2


After fasting overnight, one breaks the fast in the morning with, of course, breakfast. Although certainly anything can be and is eaten at breakfast, morning is traditionally a time when many cereal products are consumed. The products, in addition to rolls and breads, can be divided into two types. The first type, which is as old as civilization, requires cooking. The second type is the first of the convenience foods, the ready-to-eat cereals. They were developed only a little over 100 years ago by a number of vegetarians wanting to improve and add variety to their diets.