chia seed

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2905C164
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SKU 2905C164
Weight 4.00 lbs
Price: $47.09
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Thousands of years ago, chia seed was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The word chia is derived from the Mayan language, meaning “strength,” and Aztec warriors relied on chia seed to boost energy and increase stamina. Today this tiny seed is a favorite of athletes, especially distance runners, who tout it as an endurance enhancing superfood.

Chia seed contains a wealth of fiber—5 grams in just one tablespoon. It is the fiber in chia that causes chia seed to swell when combined with water, creating chia gel. Whether you eat chia gel or just the raw seeds, the hydrophilic action of chia seed will keep you full longer than many other seeds. Amazingly, chia gel can also be used as a substitute for eggs in many baked goods. Use a proportion of 1 to 6 ratio of Chia Seeds to Water to make chia gel. Use approximately one tablespoon of chia gel to replace one large egg in your baked goods.

The mild, nutty flavor of chia seed goes well with both sweet and savory dishes. Use chia seed in puddings and smoothies, sprinkle on top of porridge and salads, and add to baked goods in place of flaxseed meal or poppy seeds. Try our recipe for chia fresca, a refreshing drink perfect for a hot summer day in place of lemonade or use it as pre- or post-workout fuel. Looking for a fool-proof way to get chia into your diet? Make our blueberry refrigerator jam! The gelling nature of chia makes it an ideal (and nutritious) substitute for pectin in jam. No matter the dish, you can increase the nutritional value of any meal with a sprinkle of chia seed.
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Lemon Chia Fresca
This refreshing spritzer is a bubbly adaptation of a traditional Mexican beverage.

1 Tbsp Chia Seed
1/2 cup Water
juice of 1 Lemon
1/2 cup Sugar
32 fl oz Club Soda
Lemon wedges, to garnish

Combine chia seed and water in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. Combine lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan and head just until granules dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Fill 4 tall glasses with ice. Divide chia seed and lemon syrup evenly between the glasses. Top with club soda. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Makes 4 servings.



Chia Seed


Nutrient Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (13g)
Servings Per Container: 34.00
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Value

Calories
60.00
Calories from Fat
40.00

Total Fat
4.50 g
7 %
     Saturated Fat
0.50 g
3 %
     Trans Fat
0 g
0 %
Cholesterol
0.00 mg
0 %
Sodium
0.00 mg
0 %
Total Carbohydrate
5.00 g
2 %
     Dietary Fiber
5.00 g
20 %
     Sugars
0.00 g
N/A
Protein
3.00 g
6 %

Vitamin A
0.00 %
Vitamin C
0.00 %
Calcium
6.00 %
Iron
4.00 %

* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients:
Whole Chia Seed contains 2282 mg of Omega 3 and contains 752 mg of Omega 6 *Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk.


Chia Seed Recipes
Seeded Chia Quick Bread
This recipe has been adapted from a recipe by The Chia Company. High Fiber, Low/No Sugar, Soy-Free.
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Chocolate "Mousse" Cake
This is a wheat-free recipe but may contain gluten.
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Banana Smoothie
Gluten Free*, High Fiber, Soy Free.
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Lemon Chia Bread
This unique bread is sweet and scrumptious.
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