10) Grain: What is the place of wheat and grains? What are the benefits of eating grains?

Prophetic Statements

Brigham Young

Mothers, keep the children from eating meat; and let them eat vegetables that are fully matured, not unripe, and bread that is well baked, not soft. Do not put your loaf into the oven with a fire hot enough to burn it before it is baked through, but with a slow heat, and let it remain until it is perfectly baked; and I would prefer, for my own eating, each and every loaf to be not thicker than my two hands – you tell how thick they are – and I would want the crust as thick as my hand. [1]


D&C 89:14-15

All grain is … to be the staff of life, not only for man, but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that creep on the earth; And these hath God made for the use of man only in times of famine and excess hunger.

D&C 89:16

All grain is good for the food of man, as also the fruit of the vine; that which yeildeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground;

  1. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 19, p. 68 – p. 69, Brigham Young, July 19, 1877
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