These little white chia seeds are packed with goodness and come from the flowering plant Salvia hispanica, originally found in Central and South America where they have been cultivated for about 4.000 years!
These seeds are what we call “hygroscopic” which means that they have the ability to absorb liquids. They can actually absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked, and develop a sort of “gel” texture. 100g chia seeds contain 6% water, 42% carbohydrates, 16% protein, and 31% fat. They are also very rich in B vitamins, thiamin and niacin, riboflavin and folate. A bunch of minerals are also provided such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc. This is why we call them “superfoods”.
Prepping these seeds is a breeze! There’s no need for any fancy cooking—simply sprinkle them onto your favorite foods. Mix them into yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies for a nutritious boost. You can even create a chia seed pudding by soaking them in a liquid like almond milk or coconut water overnight; they’ll absorb the liquid and turn into a delightful, pudding-like treat!
What’s great about white chia seeds is their ability to add a subtle crunch without altering the taste of your dishes. They’re like little nutritional power-ups that can be added to almost anything—salads, baked goods, or even as a topping on avocado toast!
The beauty of white chia seeds lies in their simplicity and adaptability. Whether you’re a health-conscious foodie or just looking to add a nutritious punch to your meals without changing the flavor, these seeds are your new best friend in the kitchen!