New Variety of Canary Seeds Ideal for Celiac Disease Patients on Gluten-Free Diet

by Kathy Jones on  June 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Patients suffering from celiac disease will benefit from a new variety of canary seeds that have been bred specifically for human consumption and qualify as a gluten-free cereal.
 New Variety of Canary Seeds Ideal for Celiac Disease Patients on Gluten-Free Diet
New Variety of Canary Seeds Ideal for Celiac Disease Patients on Gluten-Free Diet

Joyce Irene Boye and colleagues point out that at least 3 million people in the United States alone have CD.

They develop gastrointestinal and other symptoms from eating wheat, barley, rye and other grains that contain gluten-related proteins.

Boye's team sought to expand dietary options for CD - which now include non-gluten-containing cereals like corn, rice, teff, quinoa, millet, buckwheat and sorghum.

They describe research on a new variety of "hairless," or glabrous, canary seed, which lacks the tiny hairs of the seed traditionally produced as food for caged birds.

Those hairs made canary seed inedible for humans. It verified that canary seed is gluten-free.

Boye also noted that canary seeds have more protein than other common cereals, are rich in other nutrients and are suitable for making flour that can be used in bread, cookies, cakes and other products.

The findings are published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
Re: Silica Fiber Free canaryseed vs bird food quality Canaryseed [alpiste in Spanish] has been used as a dietary supplement for years, largely because of it's high percentage of iron and protein. Many say it has influenced their health, claiming it helps them maintain a healthy weight. Others say it supports normal health of the heart, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Silica fibers in bird food: There are some potential negative side effects with consuming bird food grade canaryseed, all of which contain microscopic silica fibers that are similar in structure to asbestos, and have been linked to esophageal cancer. Glabrous (Silica fiber free) varieties were originally developed to prevent skin irritation on farmers who handled bird food, with the additional benefit to those that consume "alpiste" as a dietary supplement.
Pureza Sunday, July 14, 2013

You May Also Like

View All