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Nestle Cerelac Maize


Cerelac has been a part of every baby’s journey, but the fun doesn’t end there. Adults are also joining the cerelac train as the pure softness of the taste of the cereal brings nostalgic pleasure. Cerelac has become a must have snack in boarding school for students especially in West Africa eaten as a snack by boarding school students across  West Africa.

Preparation and use

Can be eaten cold or warm.  Warm up your milk and water, add 3 - 5 tablespoons, stir generously and enjoy as a beverage. 

Recipes, meals, and how this is usually eaten

  • As a snack, Cerelac is eaten with milk water
  • Baby food

History, social and cultural relevance 

Developed by Henri Nestlé to reduce infant mortality in the 1860s, he invented Infant Cereals using existing nutritional science and technology. The first product was called Farine Lactée and is believed to have saved the life of a premature baby boy named Wanner.

Nestlé Ghana Limited started business in Ghana in 1957 under the trading name of Nestlé Products Limited with the importation of Nestlé products such as milk and chocolates. The factory has since been further developed and now also produces CARNATION milks, CHOCOLIM, CHOCOMILO CEREVITA, CERELAC and NESCAFÉ 3 in 1.

Nutritional info

Cerelac contains iron and essential minerals as Calcium, Vitamin D, protein, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Omega 3 and Omega 6, along with 18 important nutrients. It is made up of Wheat Flour, Dried Milk Skimmed, Caramel, Sucrose, Palm Olein, Date Syrup, Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sugar Syrup, Vanillin and Bifidus Culture.

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