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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Extra Protein

This is going to be hard for some to swallow but I am being absolutely truthful. I was at coffee this morning with my morning gang and one of my friends, who happens to be a long time area dentist, told me something that turned my stomach.

The dentist, who I will call "Ron", noticed something curious about his favorite breakfast cereal, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, last week. He thought that he could see some strange black specks in the cereal.

"Ron" took the package back to his office and examined the contents under his microscope and lo and behold, the black specks were worm segments!

In the interest of science, "Ron" went to Costco and bought two more boxes of Raisin Bran. Both new boxes also contained the worm segments. He made some inquiries and was told that the worms had been killed in the intense frying heat that had initially produced the cereal.

I don't know if any other cereals suffer from this added and unwanted protein source but would advise a little caution before you pour their contents into your cereal bowl in the morning.


grumpy said...

i didn't know cereals were subjected to a frying process; that's disturbing in itself.

Anonymous said...

Cold cereal is a serial killer. It is stored in huge silos, and treated with chemicals to kill mold and pest's such as mice and bugs, only to be reprocessed again.
Most breakfast cereals are white wheat flour or reprocessed bleached corn and rice. The cereal companies have to add back any nutrition. The so- called healthy breakfast cereals are not much better.
Ever notice that you are hungry only a few hours after a bowl of cereal? Your body senses something is wrong and it rejects your meal by eliminating it without absorbing any nutritional benefit of the added chemicals.
Read any of Jordan Rubin's books about his battle with Crohns Disease and the testimonials of his patients with intestinal diseases caused by unhealthy diets of processed grains.

Blue Heron said...

Thank you Anonymous for your nutritional supplement. It tastes better with the right insectoid and parasitic additives.

By the way the feds set the allowable insect part quotas for cereal thanks to the the1994 Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act.

"Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 110.110 allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish maximum levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods for human use that present no health hazard.

Defect Action Levels:
WHEAT FLOUR - Average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams. Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams
CORNMEAL - Average of 1 or more whole insects (or equivalent) per 50 grams. Average of 25 or more insect fragments per 25 grams. Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 25 grams, or average of 1 or more rodent excreta fragment per 50 grams.