Some great tips here for using Chia Seeds

DINUTRITION

These seeds are cultivated from the plant, Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. Chia plants are native to Southern Mexico and Guatamala and there is evidence that they were grown as crops by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times. Chia seeds are well known for their use in the novelty gift, the Chia Pet, which was made popular in the early 1980’s (and apparently is still being sold today). Today, chia seeds are eaten for their nutritional benefits.

Nutrition:

Chia seeds are high in fibre, omega-3’s and are a source of protein and calcium. They are also gluten-free.

Nutrient Nutrient per 2 tbsp (20 g)
Calories 103
Carbohydrates (g) 9.2
Protein (g) 3.3
Total Fat(g)Saturated

Monounsaturated

Omega-3

Omega-6

6.20.7

0.4

3.7

1.2

Fibre (g) 7.9
Calcium (mg) 132 (13% DV)

DV= recommended daily value

How to use them:

Chia egg replacer:

When soaked in a liquid, chia…

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Home cook, Irish food blogger and live a plant-based lifestyle. I also co-own of www.herbicarni.com with my hubs where you'll find online courses, vegan chocolates and lots more to help a transition to a plant-based diet or live with someone who is a carnivore.

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