These are a group of foods of various composition that are of great use in the dietary of invalids.

Benger's food contains ferments which convert the proteins and starch during the preparation. It consists of cooked wheaten meal, to which is added the natural digestive ferment of the pancreas.

Water.

Protein.

Fat.

Carbohydrates.

Ash.

Soluble.

Starch.

11.2

10.4

1.1

9.9

66.3

0.9

When mixed with warm milk, as recommended, the carbohydrates are nearly all converted into soluble dextrin and sugar, and the proteins are also partially peptonised. This is certainly one of the most useful proprietary foods on the market. It is specially useful in the feeding of weakly infants, and in cases of acute gastric intestinal derangements such as typhoid fever and malnutrition generally.

Benger's pancreatised lentil flour is specially prepared for children and invalids. Lentils form a highly nutritious food, being rich in nitrogenous matter, and the method of preparation of the flour makes it easy of digestion.