Everybody has seen the silly “Chia Pet,” a ceramic pot for growing chia greens.
What you may not have known is that chia is a SuperFood! Chia seeds form a gel in the stomach that slows the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar, and the protein in the gel helps build muscle and other tissues. Chia also provides the trace mineral boron, which aids in the absorption of calcium. The seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatories.Nutritional Facts
One tablespoon of chia seeds provides 40 calories, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 4 g fat, 5 g dietary fiber, 6 mg vitamin C, 76 mg calcium, 1.8 mg iron, 150 mg phosphorus, 38 mg magnesium, 85 mg potassium, 2406 mg omega-3 fatty acids, 792 mg omega-6 fatty acids, 294 mg omega-9 fatty acids.