A series of experiments were planned to show the comparative growth promoting qualities of some of the fruit and vegetable juices recommended for infant and child feeding.
Since milk has been found by experiment to vary in vitamin content according to the food of the cow and the treatment the milk has undergone previous to feeding,1 it has been customary to give orange juice to supplement the milk diet.2 Orange juice stimulates growth, prevents scurvy, furnishes a considerable quantity of minerals, and has laxative qualities. Oranges, however, are difficult to obtain in some rural communities, and at some seasons of the year they are too expensive to be available to everyone. Many authors have pointed out recently that the same purposes would be served by other and cheaper fruit and vegetable juices. Those juices most commonly recommended are tomato, cabbage, spinach and carrot. All these compare favorably with
DAVIS EM, STILLMAN HA. FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICES USED IN INFANT FEEDING: A COMPARISON OF THEIR GROWTH PROMOTING QUALITIES. Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(4):524–529. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130100044006
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