Mom's Best Ingredients - Mom's Best Cereals


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The edible seeds of the almond tree.

Annatto Extract (color)

Annatto Extract (color) are powdered seeds of the achiote tree used for color.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda is known also as sodium bicarbonate and helps baked goods rise.

Barley Malt Extract

Barley Malt Extract is the extract of barley, which has been sprouted and then dried. It is used to help with the performance of baked goods and sometimes for flavor.

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate is used as a dough conditioner, buffering agent and a nutrient.

Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)

Calcium Pantothenate (a B-Vitamin) is the calcium salt of the water-soluble Vitamin B5.

Cane Sugar

Cane Sugar is sugar derived from sugar cane.

Canola Oil

Canola Oil is vegetable oil derived from rapeseed.

Caramel Color

Caramel Color is a brown food color.


Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a variety of cinnamon trees.

Cocoa (processed with alkali)

Cocoa (processed with alkali) is also known as Dutch cocoa; it is mild in flavor and has a red-brown color.


Coconut is the fruit of the coconut tree.


Corn is a cereal plant that grows large grains.

Corn Flour

Corn Flour is corn ground to the consistency of flour.

Corn Meal

Corn Meal is corn ground to the consistency of meal, which is not as fine as flour.

Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is a food syrup made from the starch of corn.


Cornstarch is starch derived from the endosperm of a corn kernels.

Degermed Corn Meal

Degermed Corn Meal is corn ground to the consistency of meal with the germ and bran removed.


Dextrose is a sweetener made by the hydrolysis of cornstarch.

Dried Blueberries

Blueberries which have been dried.

Expeller Pressed Canola Oil

Expeller Pressed Canola Oil is oil mechanically extracted from rapeseeds.

Ferric Orthophosphate (source of iron)

Ferric Orthophosphate (source of iron) is a mineral used in food fortification.


Flaxseeds are the seeds from the Flax plant.

Folic Acid

Folic Acid is a B vitamin our bodies use in the creation of new cells, it prevents certain anemias, and is needed for normal metabolism.

Freshness preserved with Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)

Vitamin E used as an antioxidant to help maintain freshness.


Fructose is a sweetener derived from fresh fruits, honey, and corn.


Gelatin is an animal product used as a thickener in marshmallows.


Honey is a sweet food made by honey bees.


Maltodextrin is a vegetable starch, which is often used as a carrier for flavors.

Marshmallows (sugar, modified corn starch, corn syrup, dextrose, gelatin, blueberry, pumpkin and carrot concentrates for color, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural flavor)

Marshmallows are usually made up of sugar, water, air, and gelatin. The marshmallows in Mom’s Best have a few more ingredients to help with flavor, texture and color. See List below.

  • sugar – see below.
  • modified corn starch – is often used as a thickener and stabilizer in marshmallows.
  • corn syrup – see above.
  • dextrose – see above.
  • gelatin – see above.
  • blueberry concentrate – is used for color.
  • pumpkin concentrate- is used for color.
  • carrot concentrate – is used for color.
  • sodium hexametaphosphate – is a type of salt which improves the whipping quality of marshmallows.
  • natural flavor – is a flavor derived from a plant or animal.


Molasses is made from mature sugar cane.

Natural Almond Flavor

Natural Almond Flavor is a natural flavor derived from almonds.

Natural Flavor

Natural Flavor is a flavor derived from a plant or animal.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a B vitamin and is an essential nutrient used to avoid niacin deficiency. Niacin is needed for the growth and health of tissues.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) is a water-soluble B vitamin and is an essential nutrient for many biological systems within the body.


Raisins are dried grapes.

Reduced Iron

Reduced Iron is a nutrient used to fortify food.


Rice is a grass cultivated throughout the world for food.

Rice Flour

Rice Flour is rice ground to the consistency of flour.

Rosemary Extract (antioxidant)

Rosemary Extract (antioxidant) is an ingredient which can help prolong the shelf life of a product by preventing oxidation.


Salt is a seasoning comprised of sodium and chloride. It is also used as a preservative in some food applications.

Sea Salt

Salt derived from the sea.

Soy Lecithin

Soy Lecithin is a food additive that comes from soy and is used as an emulsifier or lubricant.

Spice Blend (sugar, cardamom, fennel seed, fenugreek, nutmeg)

Spice Blend is a collection of aromatic vegetable substances, in various forms, whose significant function in food is seasoning rather than nutrition.


Sugar is a sweetener often derived from sugar beets and sugar cane.

Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)

Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1) is a B vitamin that is an essential nutrient that takes energy from food, which in turn helps maintain nervous and cardiovascular systems.

Trisodium Phosphate

Trisodium Phosphate is a food additive made up of sodium and phosphate.

Turmeric Oleoresin (color)

Turmeric Oleoresin (color) is a powder derived from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and is often used for color.

Vegetable Juice (color)

Vegetable Juice (color) are colors derived from vegetables.

Wheat Bran

Wheat Bran is the outer layer of the wheat kernel and is often used for its high level of fiber.

Wheat Starch

Wheat Starch is a starch made from the endosperm of the wheat grain.

Whole Grain Brown Rice

Brown Rice is a whole grain. Whole grain means the bran, germ and endosperm are present in the same proportions as when the grain was growing in the fields.

Whole Grain Oat Flour

Whole Grain Oat Flour is made from whole grain oats that have been milled to the consistency of flour.

Whole Grain Rolled Oats

Whole Grain Rolled Oats is a cereal grain. Whole grain means the bran, germ and endosperm are present in the same proportions as when the grain was growing in the fields.

Whole Grain Wheat

Whole Grain Wheat is a cereal grain. Whole grain means the bran, germ and endosperm are present in the same proportions as when the grain was growing in the fields.

Zinc Oxide (source of zinc)

Zinc Oxide (source of zinc) is a nutrient and dietary supplement.