In a study published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists found a new variety of canary seeds bred specifically for human consumption, that is believed to be beneficial for people who are suffering from celiac disease. Joyce Irene Boye and colleagues state that there are no less than 3 million people in the US who have celiac disease. 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.
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