Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chia! 4 Reasons to Choose Chia

1. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients, including calcium, fiber, vitamin C and iron. They’re the best known plant source of omega-3s (alpha linolenic acid). Unlike other types of seeds, they do not need to be ground or crushed to use.

2. Chia is the perfect breakfast protein. Without an overpowering flavor, chia can be added to your favorite breakfast cereal or

3. They are a quick & easy food topping. Add to baked dishes for a crunchy topping or use in place of breading for fish or chicken.

4. Chia can be a great egg substitute (thickener): Take 3 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Whisk together and let sit for 10 minutes until thick. To use it in place of guar gum or xanthan gum, just "use the same amount of chia mixed with twice that quantity of boiling water."

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