Canary grass seed isn’t for the birds. Food-grade canary grass seed has many health benefits. It contains lipase which is an essential enzyme in the digestion of fats, so it helps weight reduction and cleansing harmful fat deposits from veins and arteries. Since it loses these health benefits if you cook it, many people consume canary grass seed by making a milk. In parts of Mexico street food vendors serve canary grass seed made into atole.