Chia Seeds



I am a fan of Chia Seeds

I have only recently discovered this wonder food and have been converted!

They are considered a "superfood"and brimming with goodness.

And they don't taste too bad either.

Chia is derived from the Nahuatl word "chain", meaning oily.
Chia contains very high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acid.

Chia sees are about 20% protein.

Chia seeds are high in antioxidants (more than blueberries) and fibre.

Chia seeds are rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and other essential minerals and vitamins.

Chia seeds are very low in calories.

Recipe ideas: Link

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I have one tablespoon every morning in a 1/3 glass of warmed milk (the amount of milk is up to you).  If you don't like milk, add water instead. Some recipes suggest adding honey or maple syrup to the milk to sweetened the Chia.  I like it without any sweeteners. The only down side is the price with 1 kilogram cost me $29.00 (Australian grown Chia Seed), it may be cheaper in the USA.
Stir Chia Seeds in the milk and either drink at once or leave for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. The longer it is left the more gel like to becomes - reminded me of sago we ate as children.  Because it converts to a gel in liquid it gives you a full feeling so can be used as part of dieting. 

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  1. I have been learning how to cook with them and enjoying it also...I need to learn more..thanks for further education

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  2. I've only ever heard of these and that too very vaguely! where do you buy them from? btw, are they chia or chai? I think they're chia right? spell check must have thought you were wrong lol!

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    1. Thankyou Rosemary - yes, Chai should be spelt Chia - it just means I never really read the label on the jar!!!! All fixed :)))

      I buy it from the health food store or the place that sells organic products. I have never seen it in the supermarket. I have bought Australian grown Chia, but some comes from South America.

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    2. Sorry Jo, didn't mean to correct you, I thought it was google's auto correcting that changed it:)

      Thanks for the info, I'll have to look out for this.

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    3. Rosemary - it was good that you picked it up so when others are searching for it they get the seed and not the tea!! Have a lovely week:)

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  3. They are very healthy, aren't they??! I should get back to eating them... :)

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