Chia seeds

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Chia seeds

Postby lyndacarol » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:26 pm

I found this interesting item in my latest issue (October 2008) of Garden Gate magazine, page 45:
Chia seeds are good for you
Researchers are discovering what the ancient Aztecs knew a long time ago. The tiny seeds of chia (Salvia hispanica) are packed with nutrition and lots of it. But don't go out and eat the stuff growing on your Chia Pet just yet. It's the seeds that contain protein, fiber, calcium, phosphorus and many other nutrients, not the plants. On top of that, chia seeds have even more omega-3 fatty acids than flax seed and they won't turn rancid when stored, as flax does. To grow your own chia in the garden (not on your Chia Pet), visit Bountiful Gardens online at www.bountifulgardens.org or call 707-459-6410 to order.


I won't be trying these seeds myself, but I guess the Aztecs thought they were good.
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thanks for sharing!

Postby jazzcat » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:24 pm

Hey, that's interesting stuff!

Thanks for sharing,
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:01 pm

i've seen these for sale at a local shop called 'goodness me' but haven't tried them. i'm still bad at getting even enough flax into my daily routine!
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Re: flax

Postby NHE » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:19 am

jimmylegs wrote:i've seen these for sale at a local shop called 'goodness me' but haven't tried them. i'm still bad at getting even enough flax into my daily routine!

I combine my ground flax seed with some yogurt. It makes it a lot easier on my stomach. Hope this helps.

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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:20 am

thanks nhe!!
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