From this year, up to 10% of chia seeds may be included in bread, breakfast cereals and bags of nuts sold in the European Union. The seeds of this herb, which the people of Central America have been consuming for centuries, are rich in omega-3, fibre, proteins, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Spanish and Portuguese researchers have discovered that fried fish fingers generate more furanic compounds than those baked in the oven. To be precise, there are three times as many when fried with olive oil and twice as many with sunflower oil. These compounds improve the food’s organoleptic characteristics, but are believed to be toxic and carcinogenic.