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In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Nutri-Grain is a breakfast cereal made from corn, oats, and wheat. The pieces are shaped like rectangles with three holes in them (Australia, New Zealand). The South African cereal's pieces consist of 3 interconnected circles.
In the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland the Nutri-Grain Bar name is used for the soft breakfast bars. Each bar contains 8 grams of grains, equivalent to half a serving out of the three recommended servings a day.
The brand was first introduced in Bankstown, a suburb of Sydney, in 1981 for a breakfast cereal consisting of flakes without added sugar. There were four varieties initially (rye, corn, barley and wheat); later these were reduced to corn and wheat, and finally the corn line was completely discontinued. There are various Nutri-Grain Bars made from the breakfast cereal bonded together, available in the markets where the cereal is available. The bars became popular in the 1990s as an "on-the-go" food.
In 2013, Nutri-Grain breakfast drinks were added to the line of cereals for the Australian market.
- Blackberry & Apple
- Golden Oat
- Chocolate Chip
- Cereal & Milk
- Oats & Honey
- Fruit & Fibre
- Apple Cinnamon
- Mixed Berry
- Strawberry Yogurt
- Choc Malt
Investigations and studies have shown that a number of breakfast cereals marketed as "healthy" can contain large amounts of sugar, and low amounts of nutrients and protein. In particular, Nutri-Grain has been proven to contain almost one-third sugar.
Nutri-Grain received two stars out of five on the Australian Government's health star ratings.
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- Nutri-Grain (Australia cereal)
- Nutri-Grain official Australian site
- Nutri-Grain (bar) official site, which includes nutrition information and ingredient lists for each of the bars.
- Nutri-Grain : Breakfast Biscuits - Kellogg's UK (official UK site)
- Canada Nutri-Grain product site
- South Africa Nutri-Grain product site