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PennyRoo is asking: (2 answers)
What are the brown flecks in my grits?

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Last updated: Feb. 15, 2013 8:24 am
Posted: Feb. 14, 2013 3:26 pm
 
Answered by: PennyRoo
Feb. 14, 2013 3:28 pm
I love grits and make some yesterday. Opened a new box of Quaker 5-minute grits, noticed a few dark brown flecks but didn't think anything about it. More appeared as the grits cooked. My question is, Is this okay or am I eating an alternate source of protein (bugs!)? Hoping the Southern gals can help me out here. TIA
 
Answered by: PennyRoo
Feb. 14, 2013 3:29 pm
I love grits and made some yesterday. Opened a new box of Quaker 5-minute grits, noticed a few dark brown flecks but didn't think anything about it. More appeared as the grits cooked. My question is, Is this okay or am I eating an alternate source of protein (bugs!)? Hoping the Southern gals can help me out here. TIA
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PennyRoo
Feb. 14, 2013 3:31 pm
AARGH! Sorry -- I didn't mean to double-post -- just wanted to correct a typo.
 
bd.weld
Feb. 14, 2013 3:43 pm
It's probably just the chaff you see. The dry protective casings of the cereal grain.
 
wisweetp
Feb. 15, 2013 8:16 am
Hi, PennyRoo. bd.weld is right...that's a normal thing for any grits that aren't instant (I never eat those!). I'm a grits lover! : )
 
PennyRoo
Feb. 15, 2013 8:24 am
Thanks for your quick responses. Will continue to enjoy but maybe keep them in the fridge since I don't use them up quickly.
 
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