Tuesday, July 12, 2011


 Recently while reading one of my many vegetarian magazines, I came across an ad for raw CHIA SEEDS.  These are being promoted as an Aztec Superfood.  After much searching and reading via the internet, my interest was piqued.  My mission was to BUY them!  Today I finally traveled to a Whole Foods and was delighted to find them at the checkout counter.  (8 oz. for $7.99)

The manufacturer advertises Raw Chia Seeds as "being a power food for the modern lifestyle...an excellent source of omega fatty acids, easily digestible form of protein and full of minerals, vitamins and soluble fiber...more natural antioxidants than flax seed and an excellent source of dietary fiber."

Then I began to wonder IF they really were a superfood?  What is considered a superfood?  Are all of these claims in the ad true?  Check out this article: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/29/are-chia-seeds-a-superfood/

The company, NAVITAS also has an excellent website with many other products.  They feature a myriad of recipes for all of their products.  Check it out for some great Chia Seed use ideas.

these tiny raw organic seeds contain only 70 calories per 2 Tbsp.
suggested uses:  smoothies, salads, stir fries

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