Super Seed Tastes Great

By / Food / January 6th, 2011 / 2

Chia is back in style. The seed (not the pet) was a favourite of the Aztecs and Mayans. Research shows that can help improve heart health and stabilize blood sugar levels. It also contains the highest plant-based source of omega-3 (ALA) at 19.3 percent. Where can you lay your hands on this superfood? Visiting your local health food store would be your best bet. But, there are a few other possibilities, too. The next time you’re perusing the bread aisle of your favourite supermarket, make a point of reading the ingredients. Some bakeries are beginning to add chia to their whole grain breads.

COBS Bread, which has outlets in a number of different cities (check their website) has just started baking Chia bread. According to the nutrition label, two slices provide 100% of the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fats and 30% of the daily recommended intake of fibre. Not bad. Having just finished my second slice, I can definitely verify that chia tastes great. Visit the Chia Company to purchase the seeds and try adding it to your own recipes.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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