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Chia Seed

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Chia Seed was revered as a "super food" by ancient Mayans and Aztecs, who ate the seeds to boost energy and stamina. Also known for their anti-oxidant properties, omega-3 content, and amount of fiber, Chia Seeds are a nutritious addition to the modern day diet! Chia Seeds can also be mixed with water to make a chia gel, which can be used to replace eggs in your baked goods.



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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 seeds 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 seeds contain a wealth of fiber; 5 grams in just one tablespoon. It is the fiber in chia that causes chia seeds to swell when combined with water, creating chia gel. Whether you eat chia gel or just the raw seeds, the hydrophilic action of chia seeds 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 seeds goes well with both sweet and savory dishes. Use chia seeds 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 seeds.

To Your Good Health

  • Gluten Free

    This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.

  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey.

  • Paleo

    We offer many wholesome ingredients that are favored by folks who follow a paleo, primal or other grain-free diet, including nuts flours, starches, whole nuts, and seeds.

  • High Fiber

    Each serving of this product provides 20% or more of the recommended daily value for fiber. Dietary fiber aids digestion and makes you feel full faster, so it can help you maintain a healthy weight.

8 Reviews For "Chia Seed"

  1. chia bubble tea

    by Tornado Alley Girl on 10 Sun,2016


    I use a tablespoon of chia seed to replace tapioca pearls in bubble tea drinks for a healthier alternative to starch. In cold tea drinks the chia is very cooling and refreshing, and in warm fruit tea drinks it's filling and comforting. Just let the drink sit for about 5 to 10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to rehydrate fully, stir well, then drink as a delicious bubble tea!
    Also really nice as a raw uncooked tapioca pudding made with almond or rice milk, a few dates for sweetness, a splash of vanilla and pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon overnight in a mason jar in the fridge. Yummy!

  2. best chia seeds

    by meme on 12 Fri,2015


    Love them. Very good quality

  3. Love, Love, Love!

    by Annie on 08 Thu,2015


    I use chia seeds in my smoothies with the whey protein as well!

  4. Quick, easy and tastes great!

    by Anne on 09 Fri,2011

    This bread is so easy to make yet tastes fantastic. I usually make two loaves at a time, which uses one container of buttermilk. Once they've cooled I slice them and freeze them so they're easy to pop into the toaster for a quick breakfast. I often add walnuts which is also delicious.

  5. Better than Flax Seed

    by Carol on 06 Tue,2011

    We toss Chia seeds into our yogurt, our cereal and on top of salads. We don't like fish and find this is a PERFECT source of Omega-3.

  6. Simply Delicious!

    by Healthnut on 05 Fri,2011

    Lemon Chia Bread! My husband has high cholesterol and we keep our diets limited from sugar. I have made this delicious bread 3 times. He loves it for breakfast! I did change it up though by substituting the butter for organic virgin coconut oil. No Glazing even required. What a delicious treat!

  7. Excellent

    by Dean: teenage G on 03 Thu,2011

    This is awesome. I was getting sick of the taste of flaxseed, and this has a similar fibre and omega-3 content. Very good egg replacer. I love the recipes here. You can get very creative with this, and it's so healthy. I can't wait to discover more uses.

  8. Easy to sneak in to recipes

    by elowcost on 10 Sat,2010

    I sneak chia into everything I make for my husband since I read it lowers cholesterol. I had to fess up when he asked how I got the rice so fluffy!

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp (26g)
Servings Per Container: 17
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 8 g 12 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Trans Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 9 g 36 %
Sugars 0 g N/A
Protein 6 g 12 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 10 %
Iron 10 %
* 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 Seeds

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