[Sca-cooks] lye treatment

Devra@aol.com Devra at aol.com
Wed Nov 29 11:55:08 PST 2006

Using the lye treatment actually makes quite a significant change in the  
grain. It causes nautalization (this is definitely not spelled correctly) which  
releases various proteins which otherwise aren't available to the body. In 
fact,  when the Spaniards came in with their heavier, metal grinders and mills, 
they  stopped using the lye, and people developed pellegra as a result. Was a  
devastating illness in the South for a long time until Goldberg figured out 
how  to treat it with niacin and various B-complex vitamins.

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