Sabarot Chia Seeds
The super seed
Native to Mexico and Peru, this superfood is popular for a reason. It’s so versatile, and so filled with nutrients, that it definitely will be a staple in your everyday.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Widely cultivated and considered as important as maize (corn) to Aztec cultures, “chia” is an old Mayan word for “strength.” Which is a perfect name for it, considering all the benefits you get from such tiny things.
It has a mild, nutty flavor; a very subtle taste which makes them a great complement to both sweet and savory dishes.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Chia seeds are one of the easiest superfoods to incorporate into your diet. You can sprinkle them raw on salads, yogurts, oatmeal, puddings, smoothies, and soups. You can stir them in marinades, salad dressings, dips, sauces, muffin batter, bread, etc. It works so well with nearly everything!
A popular way to use chia seeds is to make chia seed pudding. It’s an easy and tasty way to get those nutrients in, and works as a breakfast food or as a snack. A basic way to make it is:
- • In a container, whisk together chia seeds, your milk of choice, salt, vanilla extract, and your sweetener of choice. If you like it smoother, or don’t like the texture of seeds, you can blend them all together. Shake it up and refrigerate overnight.
- • For a fudgy chocolate flavor, you can add mini chocolate chips and cocoa powder (or chocolate protein powder).
- • For a simple peanut butter pudding, just add about 2 tablespoons of your favorite peanut butter to the base recipe.
- • For a fruitier fare, add in some mashed banana or strawberries to the base recipe.
A superfood for a reason, chia seeds are packed with nutrients. It’s rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, calcium, and antioxidants. It’s also a great source of Omega-3, and it’s gluten-free! Chia seeds increase energy levels, builds stronger bones, support the heart and digestive systems, keeps skin healthy, helps detoxification, and helps in weight loss.
There are so many benefits to adding chia seeds in your diet, and it’s so easy to do it, too!
Store your chia seeds in a tightly closed container in the pantry. If moisture is kept out, the maximum storage time for good flavor is 2-4 years.