National Raisin Bran Cereal Day:
Celebrated annually on every November 15th, the National Raisin Bran Cereal Day is dedicated to honoring one of America’s favorite go-to cereal – the Raisin Bran Cereal! Mainly consisting of Raisins and Bran, this cereal is a perfect combination of fiber and sugar!
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Why National Raisin Bran Cereal Day?
The production of Raisin Bran Cereal has been there since 1926 by various brands. However, the first brand to endorse this as their product was the Skinner Manufacturing Company.
Although bran cereals existed during the time, the Skinner Manufacturing Co. was the first to include Raisins with them, gaining themselves a trademark and a competitive edge in the debut for Raisin Bran Cereal.
However, as the cereal was called Raisin Bran Cereal and consisted mainly of Raisins and Bran, many other companies in the 1940s appealed to the U.S. court to allow them to use the name to sell the Raisin Bran Cereal and thus the trademark was no longer associated with Skinner Manufacturing Company alone.
Since then we can see plenty of Brands endorsing the Raisin Bran such as General Mills’ Raisin Bran, Kellog’s Raisin Bran, Ralcorp’s Post Raisin Bran, Total Raisin Bran, and U.S Mills Raisin Bran!
Bran is the hard outer covering of the wheat kernel and is packed with numerous nutrients and fiber. Bran is a byproduct of milling during which it is stripped off the wheat kernel. It has a nutty sweet flavor and thus liked by many Americans!
Bran enhances digestive health and is one of the good sources of fiber that can prevent and treat constipation. It further acts as a prebiotic and promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Raisins became popular in the year of 1873 when a large portion of grape harvest was dried up by the heatwave during September in California. And a grocer in San Francisco started selling the dried grapes as “Peruvian delicacies”. Even today, California is the highest producer of Raisins in the world. The Raisins are healthy due to their high fiber content and are naturally loaded with sugar making them sweet! Thus they are beneficial for your health when consumed in moderation and they are also a great source of iron aiding in digestion and stronger bones!
Thus no doubt, the popular and healthy Raisin Bran Cereal has a dedication to celebrating its goodness!
How Can We Observe National Raisin Bran Cereal Day?
- Enjoy Raisin Bran Cereal for Breakfast
The best way to celebrate this day is by having Raisin Bran Cereal from your favorite Brand for breakfast today! It’s easy to eat and celebrate this day!
- Snack it up!
If you don’t want to have it for breakfast, enjoy the day by substituting for a snack! If you don’t like raisins, you may separate them and enjoy them. If you like both, it’s totally fun too!
- Tell friends on Social Media!
Take a picture of your Raisin Bran Cereal at Breakfast or Snack time and share it on social media to encourage friends and family to observe the National Raisin Bran Cereal Day using hashtags #NationalRaisinBranCerealDay and #RaisinBranCerealDay
- Try a new recipe using Raisin Bran Cereal
Did you know, You can create other tasty recipes using Raisin Bran Cereal? Check your grandmother’s cookbook or the internet to make exciting recipes today! Don’t forget to share them on social media!
Interesting Facts About National Raisin Bran Cereal Day:
Here are a few fun facts surrounding Raisin Bran Cereal!
- In 1926, U.S. Mills introduced Skinner’s Raisin Bran Cereal to the American market!
- Saddam Hussein, former Iraqi dictator was a fan of Raisin Bran Cereal during his incarceration in the American Prison
- Raisins contribute to the most weight in every raisin Bran cereal box
- In Ancient Greek, Raisins were used to decorate temples and were also awarded as prizes for sports
- Turkey, Iran, and Greece were the top producers of raisins until the 20th century. The U.S. bagged the lead in raisin production during the mid-20th century.
- 100 grams of raisins possess 300 calories
- The Bible mentions dried grapes during Moses and David’s time as recorded in Numbers 6:3 and 1 Samuel 25:18 respectively
- Raisins were a favorite among travelers and voyagers for their longevity and nutritious value
History Of National Raisin Bran Cereal Day:
The details about the creator and the year of observance are unknown until further revelation by our research.