The "Golden" Chia

In the Mayan language ''Chia'' means power. The seeds of chia or chia or golden chia usually come from the Spanish Salvia (Salvia hispanica) of the Heilanthus family. For many centuries, these small seeds were used by the Indians of the American Southwest and Mexico as a staple food. In the ancient Aztecs, Chia seeds, also known as "the running food" because they were used as a source of increased energy.

They have great nutritional value, they are rich in ω-3 fatty acids, proteins and fiber. In particular, their nutritional statement per 100 grams provides approximately 400 kilocalories, 30 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of carbohydrates, 31 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein.

Typically, chia seeds are small, oval, about 1 mm in diameter. They are dotted with brown, gray, black and white.

Using them is extremely easy!

They can be added to foods without altering their taste. Try adding them even to salads, cereals, yogurt, soups, homemade bread or pastries, juices and other drinks. If you add the seeds to water then a gel is created which can be used as a thickening agent in both cooking and confectionery. In fact, this gel from the grated seeds can be used to replace up to 25% of the egg and oil content of cakes. Finally, it can also be used as a modern fat alternative in baking.

Regarding the recommended dosage, the daily consumption of two tablespoons of the seeds in any form seems to have a very helpful effect in maintaining the health and physical condition of the body.

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