Chia seeds are the tiny white, brown, purple or even black coloured seeds found in the flower of the Salvia Hispanica - a Mexican mint plant that belongs to the labiates family.
Chia seeds contain a wealth of valuable nutrients, including vitamins (vitamin A), minerals (such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese and sodium), protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia Seeds Benefits
- Contain vitamin A.
- Contain the minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and manganese.
- Contain protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Certified organic by "Organic Farmers & Growers", the leading organic certification organisation in Great Britain.
- Dried and processed at a low temperature in order to retain an optimal number of naturally occurring nutrients.
- Totally pure and free from fillers or any other artificial additives
- Suitable for those following a vegetarian, vegan or rawfood diet.
How to use Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds Recipe - Raspberry Chia Vanilla Yoghurt
- 1 cup of raw almond milk
- 3 tbsp. of organic chia seeds
- 1 tsp. of organic vanilla bean powder
- Raspberries for topping
Take 3 tablespoons of chia seeds and put into a bowl. Pour over the chia seeds, 1 cup of almond milk. Finally add to this 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder or if you have vanilla pods, add the seeds of 1 vanilla pod.
Leave this to stand for 30 mins to 1 hour. After this time you will find the consistency will have become thicker.
Top with some raspberries.
This recipe is ideal to make the night before and keep in the fridge for a delicious breakfast or a handy lunch on the go.
Chia Seeds Facts
- Chia seeds were considered more precious than gold to the Aztecs, who used them as a form of currency.
- Chia seeds played an integral role in sacrificial offerings to the Aztec gods.
- The word ‘chia’ is derived from the Nahuatl (Aztec) word ‘chian’, which means ‘oily’.
- Chia seeds can absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked.
- Chia seeds were used as a treasured source of food and medicine by the Mayans, Aztecs and Tehuantepecs of South America for centuries,
- Chia seeds boast an extremely long shelf life and can be kept for years.
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Chia Seeds Authorised Health Claims
- Chia seeds are rich in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids (Alpha-linolenic acid/ALA). The ALA in chia seeds contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
Chia Seeds Summary
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Do not buy chia seeds if you have an allergy to chia seeds or any of the allergens they contain. Always read the information on the packaging before choosing to eat chia seeds.
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Customer Reviews - 1 Customer Reviews
Keeps you full for a long time
BeeTee | 10/19/14I grind these with my breakfast drink every morning, keeps me full til lunch!