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Date d'inscription : 24/11/2008
Localisation : The Best in the West, MTL, QC
|Sujet: Magic of Chia - Vitamin B, calcium, protein, etc. Dim 21 Juin - 18:45|| |
Perhaps another of the secrets to chia's contribution to high energy and endurance is its content of B vitamins. As little as one ounce of chia seed was found to contain the following percentages of key B vitamins in relation to the RDA: two percent of B-2 (riboflavin); thirteen percent of niacin, and twenty-nine percent of thiamin-the latter a sparkplug vitamin for metabolizing carbohydrates for energy.
Some biochemists say that the ratio of B vitamins to one another is almost as important as high individual amounts. Chia has been found to contain at least trace amounts of all of the major fractions of the vitamin B family. Chia seed contains such a whopping amount of calcium that even researchers doing the chemical analysis were amazed and tested samples several times before believing their findings.
In roughly two ounces of chia seed (100 grams) there were 600 milligrams of calcium, contrasted with 120 milligrams in 100 grams of milk-five times as much, writes James Brown. This makes chia seed a phenomenal source of calcium over milk for those who are lactose intolerant.
A research team found that chia oil contains the antioxidants chlorogenic and caffeic acids, which, to some extent, retard the rate of oxidation. Chia seed is twenty percent protein on a dry weight basis, writes James Brown, president of International Flora Technologies, Ltd., of Apache Junction, Arizona.
"Chia seed contains almost two times the protein of other grains, three to ten times the oil of other grains (an omega-3 oil) and as much or more dietary fiber compared to other grains. Chia is simply one of the most nutritious grains cultivated by man.""
Brown's report states that chia is rich in mucopolysaccharides and that this "viscous mucopolysaccharide" imparts some desirable qualities to the seed so it can be eaten whole, in cakes, or used in beverages.