Chia seeds are in fact used to grow Chia pets, but these little brown seeds are also an excellent source of omega-3s. If you're worried about getting enough of this valuable nutrient, then check out this new cereal called Chia Goodness.
This gluten-free cereal contains more calcium than a glass of milk, more omega-3s than flaxseeds, and is a great source of fiber. It sounds healthy, but if you're curious to know how it tastes then read more.
The directions on the package say to stir two tablespoons with 1/3 cup of hot or cold liquid such as milk, soymilk, or water. Then you wait three to five minutes for the liquid to absorb. I mixed the Apple Almond Cinnamon with hot water, and this is what it looked like after eight minutes.
I have to say, it smelled really good, like homemade apple pie. The consistency however is really bizarre. When chia seeds get wet, they become gelatinous, so they feel slimy and wet. The texture reminded me exactly of the gooey seeds inside cherry tomatoes. This Chia Goodness may be healthy, but in my opinion, it's a little too weird to eat on its own (not to mention it doesn't exactly look too appetizing). It tasted much better when sprinkled on my yogurt. Check out the nutritional info below of all three varieties.
|Original||Cranberry Ginger||Apple Almond Cinnamon|
|Total Fat||8 g||7 g||6 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||1 g||.5 g|
|Cholesterol||0 mg||0 mg||0 mg|
|Sodium||125 mg||120 mg||125 mg|
|Carbs||14 g||16 g||16 g|
|Fiber||5 g||4 g||4 g|
|Sugars||0 g||3 g||4 g|
|Protein||6 g||4 g||4 g|
|Omega-3||4 g||3 g||3 g|
|Omega-6||2.5 g||2 g||1.5 g|
|Ingredients||Chia, buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, celtic sea salt.||Chia, buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cranberries, organic cane sugar, ginger, celtic sea salt.||Chia, buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, dehydrated apples, almonds, raisins, organic cane sugar, cinnamon, celtic sea salt.|