EN on Foods

January 2003 Issue

Wholesome OatsNot Just for Breakfast Anymore

The Folklore: American colonists first planted oats in the 1600ís. But oats werenít packaged for sale in the U.S. until 1852. Twenty-five years later came Quaker Oats, featuring that same cylindrical package with the familiar face we see today, on its 125th anniversary. The Facts: Oats are a leading grain crop in the U.S. Yet, while a staple in pantries, only about 5% of what is grown is fed to humans; the rest

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