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Chia : rediscovering a forgotten crop of the Aztecs

Author: Ricardo Ayerza; Wayne Coates
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines one of the four main Aztec crops at the time of Columbus' arrival in the New World: chia. It offers the highest omega-3 fatty acids of all plants, is low in sodium, high in protein, fiber, and much more.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ayerza, Ricardo, 1951-
Chia.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607701354
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ricardo Ayerza; Wayne Coates
ISBN: 0816524386 9780816524389 0816524882 9780816524884
OCLC Number: 56755740
Description: xiv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The paradox of hunger and abundance --
The importance of omega-3 fatty acids --
A hidden food of the Americas --
The Renaissance of chia --
Chia and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids --
Animal products enriched with omega-3 fatty acids: the advantage of chia over other sources --
Chia: markets and commercialization.
Responsibility: Ricardo Ayerza, Jr. and Wayne Coates.
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Examines one of the four main Aztec crops at the time of Columbus' arrival in the New World: chia. It offers the highest omega-3 fatty acids of all plants, is low in sodium, high in protein, fiber, and much more.

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A book filled with intriguing information about chia, its history, uses, and nutritive value. "SIDA" Admirably [raises] chia seeds in the reader s consciousness. "Plant Science""

 
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