While technically being a seed, you would use them far differently to say pumpkin seeds. They’re somewhat unassuming being small in both size and taste, but it’s not these qualities that make them so great. The main reason everyone is excited about Chia is the multitude of health benefits:
Weight loss and Energy
They’re high in fibre keeping you energised and providing the “fuller for longer” sensation; reducing cravings for snacking, aiding weight loss.
Key nutrients include Omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory and skin benefits, while also being a source of calcium for strong bones. Last but not least they’re high in iron and protein, two nutrients which play a crucial role in keeping you energised.
How To use it
Firstly they’re a brilliant natural binding agent, when exposed to liquid they swell up increasingly in size substantially, creating a gel. This not only makes them a handy thickener but they can also be used to replace eggs in baking, taking its place as a binding agent. For simpler applications try adding them to smoothies or porridge. Being small in size and having minimal taste means you can get their excellent benefits without altering the taste of your dish.
|Ingredients:||Chia Seeds 100%|
|Allergens:||No Allergens Present|
|Minimum Shelf Life:||3 Months|
|Storage Instructions:||Store in cool dry conditions|
|Nutritional Information||Per 100g|
|Energy:||2048kj / 490kcal|
|Of Which Sugars:||1.4g|
|Of Which Saturates:||0g|