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Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia!

  • Sep 18, 2008
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I never thought I'd be eating chia seeds (Salvia Hispanica), but it just goes to show that you never know.

I'd heard about it and done some research and am thrilled that something so rich in Omega-3s, anitoxidants, complete protiens and vitamins can be had at such a good price. And yes, it was the price that drew me to this particular brand -- less than half what you would pay for it at a health food store even with shipping. The 2lb version was shipped in sealed, sturdy plastic bags in a Priority Mail envelope. I suppose there is a chance it could get damaged in shipping but mine arrived fine and fast!

The seeds themselves are good quality. Dry, they taste a bit like poppy seeds. These can be mixed into other foods or grounds into a meal. I don't bother, I eat them as is. Another option is to make them into the "chia gel" (or jelly, or 'slime' as my brother calls it). Combine 1/3 of a cup of seeds with 2 cups of warm water and mix well. As the seeds sit they quickly absorb 10x to 12x their size in water. After a few hours you have a thick gel that with the black seeds looks a bit like small froggs eggs. The consitency reminds me a bit of tapioca or even a little like okra, but it has a neutral flavor and mixes easily with anything. You can even use it to replace fats and oils when baking! This gel stores for about 2 weeks in the refridgerator and can be cosumed as needed. The dry seed can be stored indefinitely, a big plus over flax seeds as they can go rancid.

Do some research on the web and then give them a try. I think you might become chia nut like I've become!

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The Chia Seed is an amazing food. For centuries many have used the seeds for a host of different reasons. Native Americans would take a pouch of seeds and a gourd of water on their trips. The seeds were their food source and taken with the water they would hydrate their bodies for endurance. When you hydrate the seeds in water the seeds shell opens up and absorbs up to nine times its volume in water. This then forms a gel, which is called Chia Seed Gel. The gel helps keep your body hydrated. The gel is also 90% soluble fiber, which is beneficial for your digestive track. People use the seeds when they are involved in sports or physical activities for endurance.
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