Organic chia seeds – 500g
Originally from Mexico, the chia belongs to the Lamiaceae family, more precisely to Salvia (like sage). Very dense from a nutritional point of view, chia seeds used to be for the Aztecs a precious staple food.
After being ignored for centuries, chia seeds are back thanks to nutritionists who advocate their consumption. They are now part of the very popular club of “super foods”.
The advantages of chia seeds:
• gluten free,
• naturally rich in “good fats”: omega-3 and omega-6,
• nearly 22% protein, including all essential amino acids (AAE);
• antioxidants, vitamins and minerals;
• dietary fiber.
Ingredients: 100% organic chia seeds
Packaging: 500 g
Recommended use: take 2 to 3 teaspoons (5 g each) per day of chia seeds.
Whole or powdered organic chia seeds can be eaten directly on salads, soups, yogurts, mueslis and compotes. Dry, the seeds crack a bit in the tooth, like poppy seeds.
Another way to consume them is to soak them in a liquid (water, juice, vegetable milk). The chia seeds then form a mucilaginous gel. This chia gel has a great satiating power. It is also an excellent substitute for eggs in vegan cooked dishes (1 egg = 1 tablespoon finely ground chia seeds, poured into 3 to 4 tablespoons of water.) Stir briefly, wait 5 minutes then stir again, let stand about 20 minutes.
Precautions for use: do not exceed 15 g per day.
Store in a dry place out of the reach of children.