National Geographic : 1917 Sep
Why Wheat Grains Are Shot from Guns The purpose in Puffed Grains, Puffed Wheat or Puffed Rice, Digesting By Steam Power is to make digestion easy and Digestion usually consumes much energy, because the food cells are not broken. Here we blast the food cells by creating in each kernel a hundred million steam explosions. That's why the grains are shot from guns. That's why they come out puffed to eight times normal size. It is Prof. Anderson's process for scientific grain-food preparation. The result is bubble-like grains-thin, crisp, and toasted with a fascinating taste. They seem like food confections, but they are really whole grains made wholly digestible without any tax on the stomach. Puffed Puffed Wheat Rice and Corn Puffs Each 15c Except in Far West That is the reason for Puffed Grains. They are not mere tidbits for a gala day breakfast. They are every-day foods and all-hour foods of the very highest order. And their frequent use supplies what flour foods lack. The more you serve the better your folks are fed. Serve with cream and sugar, in bowls of milk, or mixed with any fruit. Use as nut-like garnish on ice cream, or as wafers in soup. Douse with melted butter, like peanuts or popcorn, for an after-school delight. The Quaker Oats company Sole Makers (1682) ''Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."