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Nuchia Foods' Gluten-Free Chia Seed Flour Is a Tasty, Low-Fat Alternative Flour
Date:5/20/2009

ORLANDO, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Chia Seed Flour is the buzz when it comes to gluten-free baking and alternatives to highly processed wheat flour. Chia Seed Flour is made from the tiny chia seeds. The chia seed was the super food of the Aztec warriors. It is the most nutritious grain available today.

Now, thanks to some clever nutritionist and Nuchia Foods Corporation, Chia Seed Flour is once again available for dinner tables everywhere. It is an excellent source of omega-3 and minerals, containing 12 of the 14 essential minerals, making it one of most nutrient dense foods on the planet.

Talk about nutritional value, a two-tablespoon serving of Chia Seed Flour has 530 milligrams (0.53 grams) of omega-3, a full 30% of the recommended daily intake for men and 50% for women. Also, it has 63 mgs of calcium, 4 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. That means it has more calcium than 2 glasses of milk or 120% of the RDA for children.

Diets rich in omega-3, fiber, calcium and other nutrients support healthy disease response and may support a healthy heart and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure and colon cancer.

While the move towards alternative flours is driven by the ever-increasing number of people with gluten sensitivity, and celiac disease, it is getting help from families looking for healthy diets. Health-conscious shoppers have already begun to look toward other ancient grains like amaranth, flax, kamut, millet, quinoa or millet flours. Like these grains, chia seed flour is an ancient grain, only more nutritious. It also performs more like all-purpose wheat flour, is similar in taste and easier to use than other grains.

The question still remains, how does it taste? At product sampling and taste testing at the Expo West Natural Foods show in Anaheim, California, and The Natural Products Association Expo, (SOHO), Orlando, Florida, the resul
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