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May 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment


Q) How does Harvest time affect the quality of the product?
A) If the crop is not harvested at optimum maturity, the quality suffers and as such is lower in total oil and Omega-3 content as well as other nutritional components.

Q) How did Salvia hispanica L. become known as “Chia”?
A) The Aztec word for this crop was “chian” but was shortened to “chia” through translation from Natal which is the native language of the Aztecs.

Q) Is there a nutritional difference in the varieties of the seed?
A) Yes. The oil content, amount of Omega-3, protein and phytonutrients vary. Mila is made using seed which is selected because they contain the highest amounts of these components.

Q) What conditions affect the nutritional properties of the Salvia hispanica L.?
A) As with any oil seed crop, cooler climates increase oil content and in this seed it also increases the Omega-3 content as well.

Q) What is the difference between ground and the Mila process?
A) Conventional grinding heats the seed, which in turn leads to oxidation and decreased oil quality and to an extent quantity. Thus grinding reduces the shelf life of the product. The Mila process opens the seed and increases the surface area exposed to the digestive process. This ensures the highest bio-availability of any other form of Salvia hispanica L. known to me.

Q) What is the shelf-life of Mila?
A) An unopened pouch of Mila can last for several years. Once opened, many factors contribute to its shelf-life. Although Mila does not require refrigeration, we recommend that if you do not use the product as directed (each pouch is a one-month supply) that you store it in a temperate, dry place such as your refrigerator.

Q) What is Bio-Availability?
A) Bio-availability is a technical term used to express nutrient availability and absorption. The more bio-available the product, the more beneficial it is to the body.

Q) How many variations of Salvia hispanica L. are out there and are they considered equal in nutritional benefits?
A) The Aztecs had numerous varieties, however today this number has been reduced significantly due to mixing of the seed following the Spanish conquest. Not all have different nutritional profiles since the vast majority of seed available today came from the same mixed source of seed.

Q) What factors affect the nutritional value of Salvia hispanica L.?
A) Climate, rainfall, soil conditions, altitude, latitude and agronomic practices all contribute to the quality of the seed.

Q) How do you determine which seed goes into Mila? Is there a Quality Control process or grading system for the Salvia hispanica L.?
A) All of our production is analyzed in certified laboratories. Based on these analyses, we select only the highest quality seed which is then mixed and processed to produce Mila.

Q) What happens to the seed that doesn’t make the cut for use in Mila?
A) Mila truly is a unique product which can only be grown in limited supply! Our mission is to change the health of the world and whatever seed does not make the cut is utilized in many different channels of distribution to achieve that mission.


Entry filed under: Dr. Wayne Coates, Health Benefits, Omega-3's, Why MILA?.

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