Canary seed as a dietary supplement is soaked overnight and used as canary seed milk or leche de alpiste to support normal health of the heart, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Others claim it helps them maintain a healthy weight.
Antioxidant activity: Alpiste seed has antioxidant activity close to that of vitamin C.
Protein and amino acids: Alpiste contains 9 grams of usable protein per 5 tablespoon serving (measured dry). Analysis of canary seed protein found proportionately high levels of the amino acids arginine, tryptophan and phenylalanine, as well as a high arginine/lysine ratio.
Digestion and nutrient absorption: Eating enzyme-rich foods promotes digestion and health. Cooking plant foods destroys many if not most of these enzymes. Since canary seed grain is soaked and consumed raw, it retains all the active enzymes in it.
Directions: Soak 5 tablespoons in water overnight. In the morning drain the old water and rinse off seeds. Place seeds in a high speed blender or bullet with 16 oz of water. Spin until seeds have been cracked open and milk has been released from inside the seed. Drink 8oz upon arising and 8oz at bedtime. Keep milk refrigerated and in air tight container to preserve the enzymes. For video instructions, please visit http://youtu.be/RnHH1vwBsis
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