Graham flour is whole wheat flour, which is simply flour without the bran removed.
But it got its name from a health food fanatic and minister named Dr. Sylvester Graham.
In the early 1800s, Graham preached that it was a sin to alter natural foods, that God intended food to be consumed exactly the way it was given to us.
He believed that meat and altered foods roused desire and anger in people, and that foods made naturally, like crackers using unaltered flour, suppressed those tendencies.
One of Graham’s followers invented the flour and named it after his spiritual leader.
As a result, generations of preschoolers have worshiped at his altar.