You can never really be sure to pronounce the name of these little seeds correctly! For my part, I chose /tchia/… Now that we have agreed on the pronunciation, we can look at this plant which offers many benefits with a minimum of calories.
In this article you will find several ideas for adding chia seeds to all your dishes. And my recipe for chia pudding revives this great healthy restaurant classic.
A nutritional profile that cracks us up
Rich in minerals and antioxidants, chia seeds also contain:
- 15 % protein and all essential amino acids
- 35 % fibre
- 18 % omega-3 (ALA)
- 6 % omega-6
6 ideas for using chia in your daily meals
- As puffed seeds in a pudding (like the recipe below), lemonade or tea.
- As flour for a bread or pizza dough (mixed).
- As topping in a salad, muesli, yoghurt or vegetable dish.
- As a complementary ingredient in baking to improve the nutritional profile of a cake or cereal bar.
- As gelling agent in jam, sauces, energy gel for sportsmen.
- As breading for meat or fish (coarsely mixed).