Chia seeds can be sprinkled over salads or cereal, stirred into yogurt or incorporated into almost any recipe. The seeds absorb liquid when soaked and can be blended into juices or smoothies. Chia sprouts are also edible, and can be added to sandwiches, salads or other dishes.
Chia seeds are a great source of plant-based omega 3 (see the wiki). Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with health benefits, including lowered risk of heart disease and possibly stroke.
Chia seeds are quite extraordinary in their ability to absorb water. Vegans often use soaked chia as an egg replacement in baking. They make a great breakfast and a very comforting broth for upset tummies. The amount of calcium in one serving of chia seeds is only slightly less than that found in 1 cup of milk, 299 milligrams. Chia contains iron, as well as other important nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc.
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