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Chia is a tiny black seed that contains a large amount of fibre and omega-3. They also contain protein and several essential minerals and antioxidants. Chia seeds are also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, copper, selenium, iron, manganese, and calcium.


Because of their ability to absorb water and form a gel they can be used to thicken sauces or used to replace eggs.

A single serving equals 10g

SERVING IDEAS:

These seeds are very versatile and can be;

Soaked and added to a porridge or made into a pudding.

They can also be used in baked goods like healthy bread and muffins.

Sprinkled over salads or vegetables.

Used to boost smoothies.

 

                                 

References:

Lipski, Elizabeth. Digestive Wellness: Strengthen the Immune System and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion.

Murray & Pizzorno (2005). The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods.