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PRODUCT INFO…Chia Seeds…superfood extroidinare!

 

PRODUCT INFO...

 Chia Seeds…superfood extroidinare!

 

                    

 

  • Chia seeds are the richest natural plant source of omega-3 fatty acids…8 times more than salmon…also provides bowel-regulating fibre as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, & zinc.

 

  • Chia seeds are cholesterol-free, gluten-free & low GI… highly stable due to its powerful naturally occurring antioxidants.

 

 It has no calories, so is a dream for dieters.

 

  •  Chia Seeds can be stored for years with no deterioration…a unique feature, it turns gelatinous when it gets wet. When added to water and allowed to sit for 30 minutes, chia forms a gel, meaning that it helps your body think it is full, without adding calories!
  • Chia seeds are ideal for enriching many different foods… sprinkle ground or whole, eat them as a snack or mix them with flour when making baked goods.

Check out this link for more  http://foodthatsings.com/gluten-free-flour-alternatives/  

Chia gel

This is a very useful gel to have handy in the fridge as it versatile and can be added to many foods. Add 1 part chia to 9 parts water. Whisk continuously to prevent clumping. Wait a few minutes & then whisk again. Let stand 10-15mins. Give one last stir before placing it in airtight container & store in refrigerator up to 14 days. Simply mix in the chia gel to add some nutrients. You can add as much as required. The original food will remain fairly unchanged & you have all the goodness of the chia. It is also a healthy addition to stir fries, pies, salads & anything else you can think of!

  • Sprinkle on cereal, yoghurt, salads, crepes, fish, chicken….
  • In drinks, smoothies, shakes, juices….
  • Put in when making muffins, pancakes, all sorts of baked goods…
  • Mix into sauces, mayos, jams, chutneys….

Research suggests that this gel-forming reaction occurs in the stomach & is thought to create a barrier between carbohydrates & digestive enzymes, slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar & prolonging endurance. Chia also acts as a sponge, absorbing toxins, lubricating the colon & strengthening peristaltic action, as such it is an appetite satisfier, so useful to dieters. It has also been valued for calming the nerves & strengthening the memory.

We always add chia to our pancake mix for weekend breakfasts, & pretty much sprinkle wherever we can. Makes a great garnish…

Awesome, awesome stuff…chia seeds!

 

14 Comments
  1. Veronica, my mouth waters as I look at your glorious food. Cheers Di

    • That’s the spirit Di…thanks for appreciating our passion :))

  2. Wow, one thing I love about having new friends like you is that I get to learn new things everyday about food. This looks delicious. I love seeds sprinkled on salads and this extra healthy edition looks right up my street. I must find a stockist immediately !

    • You rock Anita-Clare….& ps. I feel the same way, so Thankyou!!! :))

  3. Wonderful article. We use Chia seeds in our house but not to the extent that you do. I have been under-utilizing this gift of nature, but I will correct that at once. Thank you for sharing all the many different ways to enjoy Chia Seeds

    • Yay! Chef William…I figure you are only limited by the extent of your imagination :)) I’m all for giving it a shot….xx

  4. I first heard about chia seeds from a book about running. I throw them into smoothies all the time, but have never thought about putting them into other foods, too. Are those pomegranate seeds in the last photo?
    Thanks for all the good ideas!

  5. My pleasure Amy, & yes they are pomegranate seeds…good spotting. Another super food, & another of my personal favourites. They are so pretty, I use them wherever I can as garnish too!

  6. WOW – I am heading out to buy some of these fantastic seeds! Great blog post!

    • Thanks Celena…yes, they are power-packed little gems for your health :)) in all ways xx

  7. “Hello, you used to write fantastic, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your super writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!”

    • Oh so sorry to hear that you haven’t been fulfilled, but I do appreciate your thoughts. I will consider my hand slapped, & will get on & do better :)) cheers Roni xx

  8. Thanks for the sensible critique Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research on this We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post I’m very glad to see such excellent info being shared freely out there

    • Thanks so much for your feedback Leisa…glad it helped you :))

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