Product: Chia Seeds (Black)
Latin Family: Salvia hispanica
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Other Names: Mexican Chia, Water Chia, Anutra, Cheela, Chia Sage, Chian, Chien, Mila, Purisalv, Sachia, Charahuesca, Ichukuta and Tresalbio.
Description: Small and mighty are our Chia Seeds! As a rich source of omega 3 these little seeds are a vegan’s best friend especially when added to bread, cakes, biscuits, cereals, salads, soups and sandwiches. They even make a great egg replacement when baking! To replace one egg, use one tablespoon of Chia Seeds mixed with three tablespoons of water, leave to sit for 15 minutes until a gel forms and voila!
Chia seeds contain a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, they can be eaten on their own as a snack or added whole to bread, cakes, biscuits and cereals or the seeds can be ground and used as a gluten free flour source. The seeds can also be sprouted and added to salads, soups and sandwiches.
In Mexico chia seeds are used to make a popular drink called a ‘Fresca’ to make your own add 1 tablespoon of chia seed to 250ml of water, coconut water or fruit juice and sweeten to taste, let the seeds sit in the liquid for around 10 minutes, give the drink a shake and drink. The seeds can sink to the bottom of the drink so shake the container (with a lid on of course) in-between drinking to evenly distribute the seeds in the drink.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.