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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