Chia seeds - with good nutritional values
Healthwell Chia Seeds EKO consists of organic chia seeds, whose mild taste makes them perfect for everything from chia puddings to baked goods. Chia seeds are full of protein, fiber and are one of the main vegetable sources of omega-3. Chia seeds ECO from Healthwell are not only full of nutrients but are also 100% raw, free from additives and carefully handled throughout the production.
- Rich in protein and fibre
- Vegetable source of omega-3
- Raw food
- Use chia seeds in your recipes
- Organically grown without additives
What are chia seeds?
Chia seeds are small, tiny seeds that come from the plant Salvia hispanica, a plant related to mint and sage and found in Central and South America The small power seeds have a thousand-year old history and were used for example by the Aztecs as healthy food. The seeds may have different colours, but this does not make a big difference in taste or nutritional content. In Sweden, it is mainly the black and white seeds that can be found on the shelves of grocery stores. Chia seeds ECO come from the chia seed's country of origin, Mexico, where they are grown at high altitudes according to organic and eco-friendly standards.
Why are chia seeds so popular?
Recently, chia seeds have been referred to as a superfood. This is due to its many uses as well as its high nutrient content. Chia seeds contain more omega-3 per gram than salmon, high-quality protein and fiber. They also contain a lot of fibre. Chia seeds that are mixed in liquid have a fantastic ability to swell and form a jelly, which makes them excellent to use in cooking, baking and even in desserts. This ability also makes them popular in desserts. The swelling also leads to an increased and longer-lasting feeling of satiety. Chia seeds can absorb up to 12 times their own weight in liquid.
Good recipes with chia seeds
Today there are many different recipes with chia seeds. One of the most common is chia pudding, which can be made in several different varieties. Chia pudding is ridiculously easy to make - you just add a few tablespoons of chia seeds to any liquid and wait about half an hour. Then top your pudding with fresh berries, coconut or anything else you like. Having trouble knowing where to start? Chia seeds also work very well in pastries or bread and give it a good consistency and contribute to an increased feeling of satiety. You could also try adding some chia seeds to breakfast porridge or pancake mix. The variations are endless - your imagination’s the limit!
A basic Chia pudding recipe
- 200 ml coconut milk or other optional liquid
- 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 0.5 teaspoons of vanilla powder
Mix the ingredients and leave in the fridge overnight. Top with berries or fruit
Recipe for Chia fresca
Mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in a glass of cold water and let swell for a few minutes. Mix the juice from a lime, sweeten it with honey if necessary, and enjoy.
Try Chia Seeds ECO from Healthwell and find your own favourite recipe with the super seed!