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JUSTEATREALFOOD
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1/28/14 8:50 P

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I've never had pellets in my seeds. emoticon You might want to try a different brand.

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I love adding chia to my drinking water throughout the day, the gel reminds me of boba or pearl drinks.
Question: Does anyone else find black squishy pellets that don't dissolve or gel in their chia? I bought my last 2 bags from Trader Joe's, and both bags had a small amount of these pellets. Worst case, I'm thinking it's mouse poop or something. Anybody else?



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I get mine from the bulk food store. I add it to my oatmeal.



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White and black cost the same where I live. I think that white and black seed are very close in nutrition, as the black has a tad more antioxidants than white, but white has a bit more protein and milder flavor.

To the PP who said she prefers hemp by all means enjoy the hemp but from my reading I have learned that hemp seeds are much higher in omega 6's than omega 3's at a ratio of 4:1. Chia seeds have a ratio of 1:3 and since it's the omega 3's that most people lack in their diet IMO chia is the better choice.

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1/2/14 2:20 P

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Thanks for the response, MUDLARKEY!



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I plan to give them a try after I finish my bag of flax seeds. I am near the bottom of the bag.



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KABMPH - I think that white chia seeds are rarer, and thus usually more expensive. A lot of people prefer white for visual/aesthetic reasons. The consensus seems to be that nutritionally they are the same...So I'd rather pay less money for virtually the same thing!

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JENNILACEY:

get them from bulk barn.

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TBH I would rather eat sand. Hemp seeds are pretty good, not great, just pretty good and they're legal in all states and they don't get you high. They have Omega 3's and they're kind of nutty, but the chia's I ate were like grit covered in dust. Are you sure yours haven't been soaked in sugar water or something?





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I like to make pudding with almond milk, sweetener and vanilla.

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I put chia seeds in my yogurt (morning snack) at least every other day. Yea!! Healthy!!

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I had a tsp in my overnight oats this morning! And I love that the seeds are so tiny you can sprinkle them on anything. I am always adding them to my kids food.
Just remember to check your teeth after eating! The gel coating on the outside of the seed makes them stick to teeth. Not very attractive,



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I add them in my oatmeal. Love it!



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I am going to get some this weekend. I've been trying to find new ways to get more fiber, and chia pudding is on my list.

Someone mentioned they preferred black chia seeds. Can someone explain the differences between the different colors?



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JUSTEATREALFOOD
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A bag does last a long time IME. I can get a good sized bag for $7-8 at Sobeys here in Ontario.

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I like them in oatmeal, especially if I've been overzealous with the water. chia seeds bring the oatmeal back to the right consistency.

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If you're in the States, and have an amazon account, check out the chia in their grocery section. With prime members, there's no shipping fee. The prices may be better than what you see in the grocery store.

A bag - in my experience - lasts quite a while, but I use them to make crackers.

http://www.veganbaking.net/recipes/egg-replacers/chia-seed-binder

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They're on my bucket list but they're so pricey. :( I keep waiting to see some on sale so I can justify buying them. I love overnight oatmeal and have seen many recipes that call for them, want to give them a try. Maybe I'll try to squeeze them in next grocery bill but $15 a bag, eep. Please tell me that bag lasts a long time?

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 1/2/2014 (05:34)

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I add chia to my porridge and it is great. The recipes give me new ways to try chia. Thanks. Happy New Year everyone.

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1/1/14 10:16 P

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I have read that Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in chia are destroyed when cooked...

I love chia as a breakfast or dessert pudding
3-4 table spoons of chia (I prefer black)
add about 3/4 -1 cup of milk of choice (I use either a mix of heavy whipping cream and water, or coconut milk)
I add ground cinnamon, nutmeg and sometimes cardamom. At the end I add a bit of stevia for added sweetness. Sometimes a dash of vanilla extract. Mix, and let sit in fridge overnight. In the morning, you've got yourself a thick, delicious "pudding"...reminds me of tapioca.

Chia Fresca is another preparation I'd love to try. Just water, chia, lime/lemon juice, and sweetener - http://ohsheglows.com/2013/03/01/chia-fresca-a-natural-energy-drink/

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If you add water to chia seeds to soften them, add in some other seeds that you find tasty, and bake at a low temp on parchment paper or silpat in the oven, they make yummy crackers. It's a good place to add in your flax seeds, too!

I've not been able to make the nice sturdy cracker that holds cheese, for example, but it's a nice crunchy cracker. Top with some flaky sea salt but not too much!

http://nyoutritious.com/chia-seed-crispbread-crackers/

Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 1/1/2014 (13:15)


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1/1/14 11:20 A

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They do soften and I do cook with them. Not sure if they lose nutrients that way. I usually just put a tablespoon or two of ground chia in a bowl with a little cinnamon in a bowl and add hot water to it. Chia will absorb a ton of water so I just keep adding it to my desired consistency.

Around here you can buy them at any grocery store in the health food section. I buy whole seeds and grind them in my coffee grinder at home. It's a lot less expensive to do it that way.

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I don't do shakes, so how would I eat this.. in my stir fries? Would it make my meals gritty, or would they soften a bit? Or does heating ruin them? Where does on buy them?

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Chia seeds (whole or ground) are a superfood, packed with minerals, high in omega-3 fats, it is low glycemic, anti-inflammatory and crazy high in fiber.

I love chia seeds!

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Working on completing my certified Personal Trainer course in the new year!

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