Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

Ch Ch Ch Chia!!  Who would have thought that the Chia Pet seeds were an awesome source of protein, but if  “Your Ozness”, Doctor Oz, backs them, you’ve gotta give them a try!  I’ll be posting a pudding recipe I made with the seeds soon.

The Chia plant is a member of the mint family that’s native to Mexico and Guatemala. Its seeds can be eaten raw and also processed in a variety of ways.  Chia seeds are high in dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to good health.

Chia seeds are often eaten raw as a source of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. The seeds can be soaked in liquids to form a gelatinous mixture which can be used to make porridge and other dishes. Chia seeds can also be ground into a powder for use in beverages and baked products.

As the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids among non-marine whole food items, it is certainly the most versatile supplement known to man. They are almost tasteless yet slightly sweet so they can easily complement the flavor of your favorite meals, making them easier to consume on a daily basis.  A 25-gram serving of Chia contains 64% of the omega-3 fatty acids you need in your daily diet.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty cool. We'll definetley try it in a smoothie as well!