Everywhere I go lately Chia seeds seem to be a topic of discussion. Yes, the same Chia seeds that are used in Chia Pet projects! So many discussions from Dr. Oz to the local health food store, so I decided to check them out.
Chia seeds have been around for over 5000 years and were a wonder food for the ancient Aztecs and Mayans. Lately the beneficial attributes of these little seeds have come back to light, especially for folks looking for gluten-free alternatives in foods and recipes and others trying to combat the infamous “belly fat” epidemic. They come in a black or white variety, with the white variety used for baking. Much like Watkins clear vanilla for wedding cakes and other decorative bakes.
I found out a little about these marvelous little seeds. They have
- more protein than kidney beans
- more antioxidant strength than blueberries
- more iron than spinach
- more calcium than milk
- more vitamin C than oranges
- more omega-3 than salmon
- more fiber than rice
- more magnesium than broccoli
You might want to give them a try in your salads, cereals, recipes and smoothies this summer—let us know how that works out, and happy chia-ing!
Have a great Natures’ Heritage Week out there!
Sherry and staff at Natures’ Heritage
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