You won’t be able to put down Organic Black Chia Seeds when you learn how good they are for you AND how easy they are to use! When dry, chia seeds are rather tasteless; when soaked, chia seeds absorb liquid and become plump and sweeter. They are the perfect addition to both sweet and savoury dishes. Tiny black beads (similar in size to poppy seeds), chia can be eaten whole, ground, or soaked in a liquid (milk, water, juice).
Organic chia seeds.
MAY CONTAIN: PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, SOY
HEALTH BENEFITS: AN OUTSTANDING NUTRITIONAL PROFILE!
A one-ounce serving of chia seeds holds incredible nutrition: 4.4 grams of protein, 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and 11 grams of fibre. Chia seeds also contain ample amounts of manganese, phosphorus, and calcium. Currently, chia is being studied as a possible natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. Its gelatinous texture, once added to liquid, can help prevent spikes in blood sugar.
CULINARY TWIST: TOP, BLEND, OR GEL!
Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds can be eaten whole while still benefiting from their nutritional content. Top over salads, cereals, yogurt, and even in pancake or waffle mixes. You can also blend chia seeds to use in smoothies or green juices. One of our favourite ways to use chia seeds is in a pudding. When liquid is added to the seeds, they swell (like tapioca pearls) and become gelatinous. For two servings of chia pudding, add 1 cup of your favourite milk (regular, almond, soy) to a mason jar with 2 tbsp chia seeds, and honey to taste (or the sweetener of your choice). Cover, shake well and refrigerate overnight. Wake up to a luscious and healthy chia pudding and top with berries, fruit, granola, and cinnamon.
ABOUT CHIA SEEDS: DID YOU KNOW?
Ch-ch-chia! The nostalgic Chia Pet used chia seeds, which then sprouted into edible greens! They are similar to alfalfa sprouts in both taste and texture.
HOW TO STORE YOUR ORGANIC BLACK CHIA SEEDS: SAFE AND SOUND!
Store in a cool dry place for up to 18 months.