Chia are tiny black seeds that contain 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
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 breads and muffins.
Sprinkled over salads or vegetables.
Used to boost smoothies.
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