It is a confectionery type of cookie/biscuit made from the Graham flour. The Graham Cracker was inspired by the preaching of Sylvester Graham , who was a part of and strongly influenced by the 19th century temperance movement
Graham believed that a vegetarian diet anchored by home-made whole grain bread, made from wheat coarsely ground at home, as part of a lifestyle that involved minimizing pleasure and stimulation of all kinds, was how God intended people to live and that following this natural law would keep people healthy.
His preaching was taken up widely in the US in the midst of the cholera pandemic. His followers, Grahamites, formed one of the first vegetarian movements in the US, and
graham flour , graham crackers, and graham bread were created for them and marketed to them; Graham did not invent these products nor profit from them.
The digestive biscuit is a very similar product that originated in the United Kingdom. It is commonly available in Australia, South Africa, Ireland and other countries.
Facts about the Graham Cracker:
Did you know? The Graham Cracker was inspired through the preaching of Sylvester Graham.
Did you know? Graham’s crackers was invented and also eaten to stop sexual urge and masturbation generally .
Did you know? Sylvester Graham the inspiration behind the crackers was a vegetarian.
Did you know? The cracker’s were made from a flour called Graham flour .
Did you know? Sylvester Graham followers were called “Grahamites”.
Did you know? His followers Grahamites, formed one of the first vegetarian movements in the US. #Grahamcrackerday #grahamcracker #foodcalendar