Yupik’s White Chia Seeds are small, oval, whole seeds from a flowering plant! Chia seeds are neutral in flavor and crunchy in texture. Chia seeds can be added to baked goods, salads, or topped over foods, such as yogurt. When added to liquid, chia seeds swell and absorb up to 12 times their weight. In liquid, chia seeds form a gelatinous exterior and tend to clump together. Buy chia by the pound, kilo, or case to keep your cupboard well-stocked with this pantry must-have! Conveniently pack portion controlled baggie’s to store your car, backpack, and desk with this healthy addition to water, juice, or even cold coffee/tea!
HEALTH BENEFITS: The 411 on chia!
Not only are chia seeds versatile, they’re also filled with nutritional goodness! Here are some of the facts:
- Certified kosher
- Sugar-free, sodium-free
- Excellent source of fiber, protein, iron, and calcium
- Contains omega-3 fatty acids
CULINARY TWIST: Top, blend, or gel!
Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds can be eaten whole while still benefiting from their nutritional content. Top over salads, cereal, yogurt, and even in pancake or waffle mixes. You can also blend chia seeds to use in smoothies or green juices. One of our favorite ways to use chia seeds is in a pudding. When liquid is added to the seeds, they swell (like tapioca pearls) and become gelatinous. For two servings of chia pudding, add 1 cup of your favorite milk (regular, almond, soy) to a mason jar with 2 tbsp chia seeds, and honey to taste (or the sweetener of your choice). Cover, shake well, and refrigerate overnight. Wake up to a luscious and healthy chia pudding and top with berries, fruit, granola, and cinnamon!
ABOUT CHIA SEEDS: Did you know?
Ch-ch-chia! The nostalgic Chia Pet used chia seeds, which then sprouted into edible greens! They are similar to alfalfa sprouts in both taste and texture.
HOW TO STORE CHIA: Preserve freshness!
Store in a cool dry place for up to 18 months.