Chia Seeds

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Chia-Seeds-side-viewA nutritional super-seed…

Chia seeds are an ancient South American superfood. Their very subtle, nutty taste allows you to add them to absolutely anything that you eat or drink – helping to boost your nutritional, antioxidant and Omega-3 intake.

Check out the nutritional benefits:

• Rich in Omega-3 (higher levels than salmon)
• High in Protein (more than any other ancient grain)
• High in Iron (3 times more than spinach)
• A powerful source of antioxidants (30% more potency than blueberries)
• High in Fibre (2 tbsp equivalent to 5 pieces of wholewheat bread)

How to use…

Drink: Add a teaspoon of Chia seeds to a glass of water or juice, before drinking.
Sprinkle: Sprinkle Chia seeds on salads, cereals, yogurt, even soup. Or add a sprinkling in your baking – great in bread, cakes, cookies and biscuits.
Soak: A common way to consume Chia seeds is to soak them. Make basic Chia gel by adding 1/3 cup of seeds to 2 cups of water, milk or non-dairy milk. Stir, leave for around 10 minutes or until it takes a gel-like consistency.