The Magic of Chia: Revival of an Ancient Wonder Food

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Frog Books, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 174 pages
In The Magic of Chia, authority James F. Scheer details the seed's abundant nutrients: calcium, amylose (a slow-burning starch helpful for hypoglycemics), a vast array of vitamins and minerals, and an unusually good ratio of omega-3 oil to omega-6 oil. The book reintroduces this wonder food to the modern palate, with numerous tested recipes for using chia to upgrade the nutritional value of hamburgers, soups, salads, breads, fruit drinks, and much more. Included is the never before told story about the twenty-year program to domesticate the wild chia and, for the first time in modern history, grow it in large enough quantities to supply the U.S. and world markets.
 

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Contents

The Early Years
13
More Chia Folk Medicine
33
The Buffer Against Cancer
55
Real Foods for Real People
73
Creativity with Chia
87
Recipes Using Chia Seed
103
References
159
About the Author
174
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About the author (2001)

An internationally know editor and columnist, James F. Scheer is the author or coauthor of twenty-two books, most notably Foods that Heal and Solved: The Riddle of Illness. He lives in Racho Mirage, California.

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