Alternative Flour Made from Chia Seeds Takes Center Stage for Celiac Suffers: Is Certified Gluten Free

ORLANDO, Fla., October 1, 2008 – Nuchia Foods Corporation, the only company producing chia seed flour announced today that it’s chia flour is certified gluten free, perfect for people with Celiac disease or anyone looking for healthy holiday recipes. The flour, made from chia seeds is an alternative four to highly processed wheat flour. “Chia seed flour is highly flexible. As an alternative flour to highly processed wheat flour, it can replace wheat one to one in most recipes,” said Homer Hartage. “It brings good taste back for those with Celiac, but the whole family can enjoy this.” Our chia seed flour is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and high in protein, calcium and fiber. What’s more, it tastes good.”

Original Chia Seed Flour can be used to create gluten free recipes. Each serving delivers powerful antioxidants and vitamins, along with a full day’s supply of omega-3 fatty acids, good for a healthy heart, 9.4 grams of fiber and a wide variety of naturally occurring minerals like biotin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, niacin, and zinc. That high omega-3 content and fiber means chia seed flour can promote healthy weight loss and offer relief to those suffering from arthritis and osteoporosis.

Talking about traditional recipes, some of the foods that have been made using Chia Seed Flour include a Louisiana Chicken Gumbo Guinness Beer Soup with a roux base, a holiday favorite - red velvet cake, cookies, fruit cobblers, frostings and rich chocolate brownies to die for. It can also be used in raw cooking, added to smoothies and as a thickener in a wide variety of dishes.

Is it possible that one of nature’s most potent superfoods, available since ancient times, has gone mostly unnoticed by the modern world?

The answer, surprisingly, seems to be yes. Nuchia Foods Corporation, for the first time since the days of the Aztecs makes chia seeds a food staple, as alternative flour.

Though the history of chia seeds shows that it was a staple of the Aztec and Mayan diets, the small desert grain called chia is now better known as the “hair” of a popular line of terra cotta pet figurines. But it turns out chia is actually packed with vital nutrients--and, thanks to Nuchia Foods Corporation chia seed flour is now available to health- and taste-conscious consumers. Though other products are labeled as chia seed flour, they are actually ground-up chia seeds. Only Nuchia Foods offers actual chia seed flour, created through a patented process producing a product with the consistency of bleached wheat flour.

Nuchia Foods Corporation’s chia seed flour gives baked goods all the taste and texture conventionally associated only with bleached wheat flour. No special procedures are necessary to cook and bake with chia seed flour; it can be used just like wheat flour in most recipes. Jan Matsuno, Director of Commercialization, at the Center for Culinary Development, said, “Who knew the seeds used to grow “hair” on those funny Chia pets is actually super nutritious? Nuchia Foods Corporation has developed a process to produce Chia seed flour which performs similarly to bleached wheat flour, but provide a full day’s supply of omega-3 fatty acids, 9.4 grams of fiber, and a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – all gluten free! Move over Spelt and Quinoa, Chia is here!"

Contact: Homer Hartage Nuchia Foods Corporation 407-857-2320 ext. 101 This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit

SOURCE: Nuchia Foods Corporation