||Chia seeds come from the Salvia Hispanica plant which is native to South America. It was revered by ancient Mayans and Aztecs, who ate the seeds soaked in water as fuel for their long distance runs. Chia Seeds are high in protein and fiber; they are also a good source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, calcium, and iron.
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||Whole Black Chia Seeds
||Store in a cool, dry place.
Chia seeds were cultivated and eaten by the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans and was considered a staple food alongside corn and beans. Long distance runners such as the Tarahumara tribe of Mexico’s Copper Canyon are revered to run more than 100 miles and use Chia seeds as their staple source of energy.
Chia is high in omega-3 which is good for heart health and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. It also helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol.
Both the gelling action of the seed, and the unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber combine to slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars. If you eat chia with a meal, it will help you turn your food into constant, steady energy rather than a series of ups and downs that wear you out.
Chia seeds help also speed in recovery from exercise and can effectively replenish minerals used in muscle contractions and lost in sweat.
Chia seeds are versatile and can easily be incorporated into all kinds of snacks and beverages.
Soak 1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds in your choice of liquid (such as water, coconut water, dairy-free milk, or juice) for five minutes for the seeds to bloom and have a gel-like consistency. You may also mix in Chia Seeds to your smoothies after blending.
To make Chia Pudding
To make Chia Pudding, soak 1/4 cup of Chia Seeds in 1 cup water or dairy-free milk for 2 hours to overnight in the chiller.
As an Egg Substitute in Baking
Use 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds with 3 tablespoons water to replace 1 egg.