Waking up to Corn Flakes

Corn flakes are a breakfast cereal originally manufactured by Kellogg’s. Corn (Zea), known to much of the world as maize, is a cereal grain. Cereal grains are member of the grass plant family, Poaceae, along with bamboo, wild rice (Zizania), wheat (Triticum), rice (Oryza),  oats (Avena), barley (Hordeum), millet (Echinochloa) and rye (Secale). Their starchy seeds are used for food. Corn was domesticated by indigenous peoples […]

Craving the Goodness of Corn

Corn (Zea), known to much of the world as maize, belongs to the Poaceae family, along with bamboo, wild rice (Zizania), wheat (Triticum), rice (Oryza),  oats (Avena), barley (Hordeum), millet (Echinochloa) and rye (Secale). Corn is a cereal grain domesticated by indigenous peoples in Central America as much as 80,000 years ago. The ancestor of corn may be a Mexican grass called teosinte, and early corn […]

Oatas

Feeling Your Oats

Cereal grains, including wild rice (Zizania), wheat (Triticum), rice (Oryza), corn (Zea), oats (Avena), barley (Hordeum), millet (Echinochloa) and rye (Secale), are grasses cultivated for their edible seeds. They belong to the Poaceae family, along with bamboo. The first cereal grains, including wheat and barley, were domesticated about 12,000 years ago by farming communities in the fertile crescent region of southwest Asia. Whole (unrefined) grains […]