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May 27, 2016

Back To The Roots Organic Stoneground Flakes

by Anne Paddock

Food should come from the kitchen, not a lab.

Back To The Roots is probably the only company that tells the consumer exactly what’s in their cereal, where the ingredients are grown and harvested,how its made and how you can make it. Yep, they give you the recipe and complete instructions on how to make their cereal at home. So, if you’re feeling the inner Martha Stewart and want to get adventurous in the kitchen, knock yourself out by making stoneground flakes cereal in the comfort of your home.

All you have to do is source organic hard red winter wheat, organic purple corn, organic sugar, organic Fair Trade cocoa, and sea salt and you’re on your way. It’s all about transparency and the belief that food should come from the kitchen, and not a lab. That’s exactly where Back To The Roots Organic Stoneground Flakes come from. A kitchen in Oakland California that believes in stone grounding real grains (because it has more nutrients and tastes better because nothing is added and nothing is removed. One pound of whole corn kernels goes into the mill and one pound of corn flour comes out).Stoneground_Flakes-Ingredients

But, why go to all that trouble when a 9-11 ounce carton of Back To The Roots Organic Stoneground Flakes can be purchased for $3.50-$$5.00 (depending on the retailer). Packaged in an easy to pour (why didn’t someone think of this sooner) container, Back To The Roots Organic Stoneground Flakes comes in three delicious varieties:

California Whole Wheat:  100% stoneground whole wheat (88%) grown in California, sweetened with organic cane sugar (11%), and sea salt (0.5%). The wheat flakes of wheat flakes!Stoneground_Flakes_California_Whole_Wheat

Purple Corn:  The ultimate in corn flakes with 100% stoneground purple corn grown (88%) in South Dakota sweetened with organic cane sugar (11%) and sea salt (0.5%).Stoneground_Flakes_Purple_Corn

Cocoa Clusters: For chocolate devotees, this cereal is made with 100% stoneground whole wheat (80%) from California, organic cane sugar (11%), and organic free-trade cocoa grown and harvested in the Dominican Republic (9%), and sea salt (o.5%). You’ll never touch cocoa puffs again after tasting these.Stoneground_Flakes_Cocoa-Clusters

Each serving (1 cup) has 110-160 calories, 4-6 grams of protein, 0.5 – 2 grams of fat, 65-100 mg of sodium, 3-g grams of dietary fiber, and 4-5 grams of sugar. Just think, a 3 or 4 ingredient cereal with recognizable ingredients (and low in sugar). Enjoy as is, with your favorite type of milk, with fruit, or mixed with another cereal!Back_To_The_Roots_Stoneground_Flakes

Available at grocery stores nationwide including Whole Foods Markets (where the boxes are periodically on sale for $3.50 each) and on-line grocers including the company ( and To read more about Back to the Roots cereals and other products, go to the company website:

Photo Credits: Back To The Roots

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