Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about where chia seeds are concerned? As one of the most nutrient dense and versatile wholefoods, chia seeds are definitely a who’s who in the world of wholefoods. Read on to find out more.
Chia seeds are the richest known plant source of omega-3 fatty acids and are are also a fantastic source of fibre (32g of fibre per 100g), antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Whole chia seeds absorb fluid well, so for a delicious chia raw pudding try soaking some in almond milk and top with diced fresh fruit. They can also be ground up, combined with water and used as an egg substitute. Ground chia seeds also make a very good binding agent and can be used to thicken sauces.
Chia seeds are grown in a number of different countries, including Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Peru.