The safety of Chia seeds when used in bread at a maximum of 5% has been confirmed by the EFSA in its opinion adopted on March 13, 2009 (EFSA, 2009). Chia seeds are rich in: Calcium Omega3 Nutrients and amino acids Chia seeds are very flexible and can be eaten in a variety of ways: Sprouted Whole/crushed - add to any food (hot or cold) for texture, sprinkle on salads or cereal. They can also be used in baking or as a thickening agent. Crushed seeds will release the most Omega3. Chia Gel - chia seeds can be combined with water (or any liquid) to produce a gel-like consistency. This can be eaten/drunk as it is, or added to foods. Smoothies can be made with 50-70% chia gel or added to any creamy/liquid foods (puddings, dressings, jelly etc). To use as a thickening agent when you’re cooking, start with 1-2 tablespoons of whole seeds and stir thoroughly. Then turn down the heat and wait for a couple of minutes to the chia to take effect. Get an extra 20% off Chia Seeds the coupon code CRAZY4CHIA. Add coupon code at checkout to receive the discount. *Coupon does not apply to wholesale/trade accounts How to make Chia gel: Use 1 part seeds and 9 parts water. Put the water in a clean container and slowly stir in the seeds. Wait 5 min then stir again. Wait 10 min then stir for the last time. The gel lasts up to 14 days in the fridge. May contain some white chia seeds.
Can be eaten raw and whole. Ground and used in baked goods. Or soaked for use in puddings.
Chia seeds are also known as Salvia hispanica, and are from a species of flowering plant in the mint family.
Chia seeds are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are also a good source of nutrients and a variety of amino acids.