Chia PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Chia free pdf One of the four main Aztec crops at the time of Columbus's arrival in the New World, chia is now a forgotten food of the Americas. Chia seed oil offers the highest omega-3 fatty acid content available from plants, but today this species is known only for its use in "chia pets." Yet pre-Columbian civilizations used chia as a raw material for medicines and nutritional compounds, while chia flour could be stored for years as a food reserve and was valued as a source of energy on long journeys. In this book, agronomist Ricardo Ayerza and agricultural engineer Wayne Coates trace the long and fascinating history of chia's use, then reveal the scientific story of the plant and its modern potential. They compare fatty acid profiles of chia with our other major sources fish oil, flaxseed, and marine algae and provide evidence that chia is superior in many ways. Here are just some of the benefits that chia provides:- chia has the highest known percentage of alpha-linolenic acid, and the highest combined alpha-linolenic and linoleic fatty acid percentage of all crops- chia has more protein, lipids, energy, and fiber but fewer carbs than rice, barley, oats, wheat, or corn, nd its protein is gluten-free- chia is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper- chia is low in sodium: salmon has 78 times as much, tuna 237 times as much- chia exhibits no evidence of allergic response, even in individuals with peanut and tree-nut allergies- chia doesn t give off a fishy flavor,? unlike some other sources of omega-3 fatty acid The need to balance the essential fatty acid content of the human diet, combined with the need for a safe, renewable, omega-3 fatty acid source, positions chia to become one of the world's important crops. As this insightful study shows, current nutritional understanding provides an excellent opportunity to reintroduce this important food to the world.

About Wayne Coates

Ricardo Ayerza Jr. is an Associate in Arid Lands at the University of Arizona s Office of Arid Lands Studies and has been doing research on chia production and utilization since 1990. Wayne Coates is a Research Professor in the Office of Arid Lands Studies at the University of Arizona. His work with chia began in 1990, and he developed the system that is now used to commercially harvest and clean chia seeds."

Details Book

Author : Wayne Coates
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Data Published : 15 February 2005
ISBN : 0816524882
EAN : 9780816524884
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 215 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Chia

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • The Chia Seed Diet free pdfThe Chia Seed Diet

    Chia seeds popularized by the terra-cotta figurines since the 1970s are the latest superfood craze. Chia is an edible. gluten-free seed that is high in protein. fiber. antioxidants..

  • Chia free pdfChia

    Grown as a staple crop for centuries in North. Central. and South America. chia seeds were highly prized by Aztec warriors and athletes for the sustained energy they provided. An excellent source of low-fat..

  • Chia Seed Remedies free pdfChia Seed Remedies

    Did you know that chia seeds can serve as an antidepressant. Or that they can help protect against cancer. keep you looking and feeling younger. and help you lose weight..

  • Sandro Chia free pdfSandro Chia

    Sandro Chia is one of the most famous Italian artists on the international scene. His iconographic repertory has always drawn on the antique and the modern. formal tradition and so-called marginal artistic periods..

  • The Light in Between free pdfThe Light in Between

    Marella Caracciolo Chia's The Light in Between chronicles the brief. intense love affair between Roman Princess Vittoria Colonna and Futurist painter Umberto Boccioni..

  • Chia free pdfChia

    Book Of Shadows Download. One of the four main Aztec crops at the time of Columbus's arrival in the New World, chia is now a forgotten food of the Americas. Chia seed oil offers the highest omega-3 fa