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Whole from field to bowl

Ever wondered where all the goodness of our cereals comes from? Ever heard about whole grains? Find out why and how we keep them whole from the field to your breakfast table.


What’s the point of stripping away all the good nutrients of wholegrain, especially if they constitute an important part of a healthy balanced diet for your family? By keeping all the parts of the grain Nestle Cereals make sure to keep all the good nutrients it contains.  To find out more and understand all the wonders of this natural ingredient click here

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How we make our cereals

You have to see it to believe it: it's wholegrain from field to bowl!

Whole grain every step of the process

From the golden field to your breakfast table, grains are harvested and milled into wholegrain flour. Then they are mixed with sugar, natural flavors (such as cocoa or honey), water, vitamins and minerals to make the dough. Finally we bake them. So you can see it takes a lot of care to transform wholegrains into cereal, but it’s worth the effort. This protects more of the nutrients, and makes it easier for you to enjoy a healthy, balanced breakfast.

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Steps of whole grain cereal making


Whole grains are complete grains. Unlike refined grains, none of its parts has been taken away. To make flour, we don’t strip away the germ and bran of the grain because it’s the only way to protect all the precious vitamins, minerals and fiber contained in the wholegrain. If you wish to learn more about whole grain, click here

Composition of whole grains

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    We've tried to answer as many of your questions as possible. You can search them all here:

    Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?

    For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world, because we want to keep on making them more nutritious. Achieving consistency on all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children’s products.

    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

    How can I find foods made with whole grain?

    Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too. It’s easy to know if a Nestlé breakfast cereal is made with whole grain: just look out for the Green Banner and whole grain tick on top of the box.

    I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?

    It’s too early to say. The science in this area is still emerging. There is evidence that low GI foods take longer to digest and help you feel satisfied for longer, but none that you’ll eat fewer calories at the next meal.

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