Five Reasons To Go The Chia Way
It’s popping up in everything from smoothies to muffins. But how much do we really know about this tiny seed?
Consider chia your culinary beast of burden. You can sit back and relax while it does all the heavy lifting.
IT’S AN ANCIENT SUPERFOOD
The chia seed was around at the time of the Aztecs and 600 years later, it’s making a grand comeback.
IT UNDERGOES A DRAMATIC
It looks like a poppy seed but swells up and turning jelly-like when you soak it. Strange as that sounds, it’s a boon for setting low-sugar jams, replacing eggs in baking and thickening soups without gluten.
ALL THAT ‘JELLY’ IS SOLUBLE FIBRE
Chia is loaded with soluble fibre – the holy grail of good gut health. It feeds your gut flora, forms short-chain fatty acids and stabilises blood sugar.
IT’S LOW-CALORIE WITH A MASSIVE
AMOUNT OF NUTRIENTS
Despite its tiny size, chia is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It’s loaded with protein, omega-3, magnesium, antioxidants and more.
AND IT’S SO EASY TO ADD TO YOUR DIET!
You can add chia to pretty much anything! Eat it raw, soak it in juice, sprinkle it over porridge, pudding, smoothies or add it to baked goods to dramatically boost their nutritional value.
Feast on our Lemon & Chia Teacakes, Mango & Blueberry Chia Pudding, shop Cranberry Chia Energy Bites and Chia-loaded Breakfast Cookies, and take home organic chia seeds from Foodhall.