Raisin Bran

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Raisin Bran
A bowl of Raisin Bran cereal

Raisin bran (sultana bran in some countries[1]) is a breakfast cereal manufactured by several companies under a variety of brand names, including Kellogg's Raisin Bran, General Mills' Total Raisin Bran and Post Foods' Post Raisin Bran.


"Skinner's Raisin Bran" was the first bran brand on the market, introduced in the United States in 1926 by U.S. Mills.[citation needed] The name "Raisin Bran" was at one time trademarked by Kellogg, however in 1944 the District Court for Nebraska found:

The name "Raisin-BRAN" could not be appropriated as a trade-mark, because: "A name which is merely descriptive of the ingredients, qualities or characteristics of an article of trade cannot be appropriated as a trademark and the exclusive use of it afforded legal protection. The use of a similar name by another to truthfully describe his own product does not constitute a legal or moral wrong, even if its effect be to cause the public to mistake the origin or ownership of the product." [2]

During his incarceration, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein preferred Raisin Bran cereal for breakfast given by his American prison guards.[3]


Raisin Bran has high dietary fiber content, but has been criticized for containing too much sugar.[4] Raisins naturally contain high levels of fructose.

Sultana Bran received four and a half stars out of five on the Australian Government's health star ratings.[5]


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