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The Mayans may have been wrong about their apocalyptic calendar, but they definitely knew how to eat well. Ancient civilizations such as theirs sustained themselves for hundreds of years growing staple crops like quinoa, amaranth and chia throughout South and Central America. These grains and seeds are today attracting renewed attention for their rich nutritional profiles. Not only are they being used as substitutes for wheat in processed foods, they’re cooked on their own as a ...
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