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Chia Seeds

Also Known As : Chia
Technical Name : Salvia hispanica

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor with a slight crunch.

Usage Tips

  1. Chia seeds can be sprinkled on yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies.
  2. They be added to baked goods like bread and muffins.
  3. Store them in a glass or plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid.
  4. They are good for at least 2-4 years if stored properly.
  5. They can also be used as a thickening agent for soups and stews.
  6. Chia seeds can also be soaked in water and consumed directly or mixed with any kind of juice or milk.

Common names and forms

  1. Chia
  2. Chia Seeds (Brown)
  3. Chia Seeds (White)
  4. Chia Seeds Black
  5. Chia Seeds White
  6. Indian Chia Seeds
  7. Organic Black Chia Seeds
  8. Organic Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica)
  9. Premium Exotic Chia Seeds
  10. Pure Chia Seeds
  11. Raw Black Chia Seeds
  12. Raw Chia
  13. Raw Chia Seeds
  14. Raw Organic Chia Seeds
  15. Raw White Chia Seeds
  16. Salvia Hispanica
  17. Whole Chia Seeds

Description

Chia seeds belong to the family of mint. Chia seeds are oval and black in color. In Mexico, a dish called chia fresco is made by soaking chia seeds in water or fruit juice. They are native to Central and South America. They are noe groen in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Peru, and the United States.

Health benefits

  • Chia seeds contain fiber that regulates bowel movement.(1)
  • They contain omega-3 fatty acids, that prevents heart disease.(1)
  • Chia seeds are rich in calcium which is good for strong teeth.(1)
  • They help to control blood pressure.(1)
  • They are great to reduce and control weight.(1)

Selection Guide

Only buy black or white chia seeds. Avoid the brown ones, as they are immature and contain very low nutrients.

Note

Excess consumption of Chia seeds may cause discomfort in the stomach.(2) It may also cause allergic reactions like rashes, hives and watery eyes.(3)

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