Chia Seed

Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia Hispanica, a relative of the mint, and is grown in Mexico․ 

Chia seeds may be introduced to children starting at 18 months, when solid foods are introduced to their diet. Chia seeds do not have a strong flavor, which makes it easy to use in different food and drinks. You can eat them raw or add into porridge, salads, cereals, cooked food, desserts, as well as juices, water, milk or tea. Because of the ability to absorb water and fat, chia seeds can be used to thicken sauces and even used as egg substitutes in recipes.

The daily dose of chia seeds should be 2-3 tablespoons.

  1. Chia seeds regulate the work of internal organs, develop muscles, prevent constipation, boost the immune system. Due to the large amount of proteins and fibers contained in it, sage regulates the work of common organs.
  2. Chia seeds help the development of the brain և vision. It contains a large amount of omega-3.
  3. Chia seeds promote strong bones. Chia seeds are rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and proteins.
  4. Chia seeds can significantly reduce blood pressure and arthritis. Chia contains healthy carbohydrates, proteins, fiber and antioxidants.
  5. Chia seeds increase the resistance of the immune system, contribute to the rapid healing of wounds and cuts. Chia is rich in vitamins A, C և E, omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids, potassium, iron, magnesium, fiber.

Nutritional value per 100 g

  Fat Carbohydrates Proteins Cholesterol
Chia 31 g 39,4 g 16 g 0 mg

Energy value – 490 cal