Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Grain of the Week - 13 - Chia Seeds

I have been hearing and seeing a lot of recipes with Chia seeds. That is the beauty of this series. Gives me the opportunity to try these new grains and seeds. The first thing I am going to try is to make some pudding.

Chia seeds was the staple of the Mayans and Aztecs. High in fiber and gluten free today it is considered a super food good for athletes. Chia seeds are also used as a replacement for eggs as its texture becomes gel like when water is added. Source.

It is also a natural thickener and can be used to thicken jams and jellies without adding pectin. I am looking forward to trying smoothies with chia seeds.
Any interesting recipes with chia, please share in the comment section.

I got a very good suggestion from a comment(Spice) to indicate where I buy the grains I highlight here.

Where Bought?: Whole Foods

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  1. Chia is on my "to try list".....would like to see your experiment with it......Do u think u can also add the store/website from where you find/buy the new grains you are trying, I guess it will be helpful for anyone(USA readers) who wants to try it......just a thought....

    1. Spice, that is indeed a great idea. Will do so.


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