Ch-ch-ch-chia Seeds…?

The health benefits of chia seeds…

What are chia seeds? Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico.

What do they taste like? The flavor is very mild and almost non-existent. When they are combined with liquid they start to form a gel like consistency, so if you were to eat them plain the gelling process will start in your mouth. They’re a great addition to oatmeal, smoothies, baked goods and other recipes.

How much chia should you eat? For general purposes of health, nutrition and energy an adult would typically consume about 1-2 tbsp dry seeds daily.

What are the nutritional facts? 1 Tablespoon of dry seeds have about 60 calories, 5 g of Fat, 6 g of Carbohydrate, 6 g of Fiber, 3 g of Protein

Where do you buy chia seeds? I’ve found them at my local health food store and at Whole Foods. They can be found in both the bulk section and supplement section. If you don’t have a local health food store, you can buy them online.

*I got this super helpful info here: http://toneitup.com/blog.php?We-LOVE-Food-Friday-5401

 

I’ll try out some recipes that include Chia Seeds, and then let you know which ones are worth making again ;)

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