Chia seeds AMRITA, 300 g
- Rich source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber
- Chia seeds absorb 9-12 times their weight in water
- Contains fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract
- Can have a positive effect on cholesterol
- Don't need to be ground or mashed to release their nutritional benefits
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Chia is native to central and south America and has been consumed by the Mayans since hundreds of years ago. The tiny seed contains a large amount of dietary fiber and omega 3-6-9 oils. Chia has been called the richest source of essential oils available.
The tiny seed comes in black and white. Bakeries, beverage, cereal and bar producers are quickly realizing the functional health benefits that chia can add to their product. Surprise the market and offer chia as a retail item for home use or as an ingredient for a high value product.
Where to use: the seeds themselves taste rather bland, so you can add them to pretty much anything. They also don’t need to be ground like flax seeds, which makes them much easier to prepare. They can be eaten raw, soaked in juice, added to porridges and puddings, or added to baked goods. You can also sprinkle them on top of cereal, yogurt, vegetables or rice dishes.
Because of their ability to absorb both water and fat, they can be used to thicken sauces and even used as egg substitutes in recipes. They can also be mixed with water and turned into a gel.