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Committee on Foods

JAMA. 1935;105(2):120-121. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760280032014.
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GRAIN-LAX THE PREDIGESTED COMPLETE FOOD  William C. Arthurs, Glendora, Calif., submitted to the Committee on Foods a bread prepared from water, honey, whole wheat, rolled oats, potato flour, dry milk, bran, vegetable shortening, baking powder and salt, called "Grain-Lax The Predigested Complete Food."

Manufacture.—  The ingredients in formula proportions are mixed and baked for four hours in air tight containers in a steam chamber at temperatures ranging from 260 to 230 C.

Discussion of Label.—  The label states:"The Predigested Complete Food. A combination of Grain products, Mineral Salts, Milk and Honey. A tissue builder and NATURAL APERIENT. Improvement in health will be noticed after two weeks consistent use—Especially good for growing children."The nutritional values of this bread are essentially those of whole grain cereals, supplemented by a small amount of milk. The indigestible fibrous content is sufficient to aid in counter-acting constipation due to insufficient bulk.


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