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What are the benefits of a canary seed diet for humans?

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A new strain of canary seed provides a gluten-free source of fiber and protein, says Prevention magazine. While unaltered canary seed is covered in tiny hairs that makes it inedible, Canadian researchers have developed a strain that is fit for human consumption, according to the American Chemical Society.

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Grinding the canary seed into flour for consumption benefits those with celiac disease, for whom the ingestion of grains with gluten like wheat and barley causes intestinal distress, says MedicalDaily.com. Canary seed also has health benefits for those without celiac disease. The seeds are 24 percent protein and 7 percent fiber, making them a very healthy option, even in low calorie amounts, according to Prevention magazine.

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