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Thousands of years ago, chia seed was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The word chia is derived from the Mayan word meaning 'strength'. Aztec warriors relied on chia seed to boost energy and increase stamina. Today this tiny seed is a favorite of athletes, especially distance runners, who tout it as an endurance enhancing superfood. Use chia seed in smoothies and puddings, sprinkle on top of oatmeal and salads, and add to baked goods for a nutritional boost.
This refrigerator jam takes advantage of the gelling quality of chia seed, using it as a nutrient-rich substitute for pectin.
Combine berries and agave in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until berries begin to soften and burst, about 5 minutes. Add chia seeds and cook, stirring often, until very thick, about 15 minutes. Stir often. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in vanilla extract. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes 10 servings.
— Recipe copyright Bob’s Red Mill 2015.
Founded in 1978 by Bob Moore (the man whose picture is on every package!), Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is a leader in nutritious, organic, gluten-free and stone ground foods. Their mission to promote 'whole grains for every meal of the day' is backed by a diverse line featuring hundreds of products including whole grains, flours, cereals, baking mixes, beans, seeds and more. With a dedicated gluten-free manufacturing facility, strict quality control protocols and an in-house gluten testing laboratory, Bob’s Red Mill is a trusted source for safe gluten-free products. Bob’s Red Mill is based in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Bob's Red Mill Chia Seeds are part of the Bob's Red Mill Grains of Discovery product line. The name "chia" coming from the Mayan word for "strength," chia seeds were eaten by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans to boost energy and increase stamina. Chia seeds are also touted for their omega-3 fatty acids content. Sprinkle chia seed on yogurt or hot cereal, create a chia pudding or chia jam, incorporate into your granola or energy bar recipes, or check out the recipe on the back for a refreshing chia beverage. Here at the Mill, we really like to add chia to our breakfast smoothies and shakes. You can even create a homemade vegetarian egg replacer using chia: just mix 1 part chia with 6 parts water and let the mixture gel - one tablespoon of chia gel equals one large egg in baked goods. Like all of our gluten-free labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status.
Size: 16 Ounce
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Whole Chia Seed
Keeps best refrigerated or frozen.
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