Chia Seeds Organic (Bob's Red Mill)

Chia Seeds are known for their antioxidant properties, omega-3 fatty acids and high dietary fiber content. Add nutrients to your diet by eating chia seeds!

The benefits of adding chia seeds to your diet are boundless. By eating chia seeds, you'll enjoy a wealth of fiber: 5 grams in just one tablespoon. It's the fiber in chia seeds that causes chia seeds to swell when combined with water, creating chia gel. Whether you eat chia gel or just the raw seeds, the hydrophilic action of chia seeds will keep you full longer than many other seeds. Aside from the health benefits of chia seeds, amazingly, chia gel can also be used as a substitute for eggs in many baked goods. Use a 1 to 6 ratio of chia seeds to water to make chia gel. Use approximately one tablespoon of chia gel to replace one large egg in your baked goods. 

The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds goes well with both sweet and savory dishes. We have chia seed recipes for puddings and smoothies, baked goods and more. Sprinkle on top of porridge and salads, and add to baked goods in place of flaxseed meal or poppy seeds. Try our recipe for chia fresca, a refreshing drink perfect for a hot summer day in place of lemonade or use it as pre- or post-workout fuel. Looking for a fool-proof way to get chia into your diet? Make our blueberry refrigerator jam! The gelling nature of chia makes it an ideal (and nutritious) substitute for pectin in jam. No matter the dish, by eating chia seeds you can increase the nutritional value of any meal with a sprinkle of chia seeds.

Item #AA1196 Organic Chia Seeds (12oz) Ingredients: Whole Organic Chia Seeds

Updated: 08/09/18