Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chia, Star Nutrition from Mexico

Grains on the rise due to nutritional content. Grains consumed by the Aztecs Mexico this tribe have omega-3 fat content is highly sought after in many European countries. What are the seeds of greatness on this one?
Besides flaxseed and hemp seeds, chia seeds are full of nutrients that whole grains are prima donna in foreign countries. This grain has been known for thousands of years by tribal Aztecs, Mexico. If exposed to liquid water or grain will be slimy or removing the gel so much used as a mixture of oat porridge or pancakes.
The name 'chia' comes from the word 'chian' which means oily. These grains originate from the 1-meter-high shrubs with leaves 4-8 cm long and 3-5 cm wide. Purple flowers and produces seeds tiny whitish ovals berdiameter1 mm. Chia seeds colored black, gray, white and brown.
Chia (Salvia hispanica) widely grown and consumed in Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and Guatemala. Seeds is famous for the content of omega 3nya Asama and contain oils including Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA). ALA is one of the Essential Fatty Acid that can not be produced by the body and is excellent for preventing coronary heart disease.
Each 1 tablespoon of Chia contains 2 g protein, 4 g fiber and 1.75 g of omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains a number of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. The content of antioxidants and fiber is very good to prevent cancer cell growth and weight loss because it gives a sense of fullness of time.
Chia seeds can be eaten as raw or refined into flour. This flour can be mixed with other ingredients such as pudding, porridge or juice, biscuits and cake.Sebagai chia seeds can also be made sprouts or bean sprouts. Was used as a mixture of bean sprouts salad, stuffing sandwiches or burgers.
Chai is usually sold in bottles at health food stores or drug stores. The price is expensive relative because it is an imported product.


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