I recently purchased your lovely book, "Chia, The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood." Ordinarily PUFA should not be cooked, therefore I am surprised that the recipes include baked items,etc. Is it your belief that the phytochemicals in chia seed prevent rancidity that would otherwise occur in foods with EFA in them?Am also wondering about phytates in this seed as in others.
When you say cooked, what do you mean? It absolutely OK to bake with chia as the temperatures do not get to the point of destroying the omega3 fatty acid in chia. To fry with is a totally different thing.Which phytates........go to the website and a complete analysis of everything we know about chia is there.
Hi, you list iodine as a mineral found in chia. Do you know how much iodine? I am about to go on a low iodine diet for 3 weeks and would like to continue eating chia if possible. Thanks!
If you will note it is listed but there are no values. This is because there is essentially none.