Bob's Red Mill Chia Seeds, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)List Price :
67 of 71 people found the following review helpful.
Nutritional benefits of Chia seeds are amazing. Here are a few to start:
*According to studies, Chia possesses the highest percentage of the polyunsaturated fatty acids(linolenic and linoleic) of all crops. Chia seeds contain 60% omega 3 fatty acids.
*The protein content of Chia is higher that other nutritional grains. Unlike other grains, it is a complete protein, meaning that it has the appropriate balance of all essential amino acids. About 19 to 23% of chia seeds weight is protein.
*Chia seeds are high in fiber, a 15 gm serving of chia seeds will provide 4 to 5 gm of fiber. Our body requires at least 35 gm of fiber a day to stay healthy.
*Chia seeds contain boron which is essential for bone health.
*Chia seeds are rich in calcium, about 2 oz of chia seeds contains 600 mg of Calcium, as compared to 120 mg for a cup of milk.
*Chia seeds have 2 times more potassium than banana.
*Chia seeds have 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries
Regardless of the astonishing nutritional values of Chia seeds, it also tastes very good. My girlfriend and I make a big pot of "steel cut" oatmeal at night (the quick way is throw a cup of oats in 4 cups of boiling water and just let it sit overnight), put in a good helping of Chia seeds, and the next morning you have a wonderful breakfast that could last all week depending on how many people are eating it. Feel free to add a little cinnamon, peanut butter, fruit, or your own oatmeal favorite additions.
There are many other recipes for eating Chia, but oatmeal is my personal favorite. I started eating Chia last year after reading the NY Times Bestseller 'Born to Run' about how a tribe of Mexicans that eat Chia will drink beer, smoke tobacco, and then run up to 500 miles in a footrace the following days. One of the primary contributors to the tribal Mexicans' seemingly supernatural physical ability is that their diet is full of the nutrient-rich Chia seeds. I haven't put in 500 miles. But after previously failing to finish a 26-mile marathon without chia in my diet, I added chia to my diet and my knees allowed me to finish my first 26-mile marathon! Could the chia seeds have helped? I think so. I certainly had more energy and my joints felt better my second attempt at a marathon when "on" the chia.
I started out paying an arm-and-a-leg at Whole Foods for Chia seeds, but have since started buying it on Amazon for a fraction of the price. This is a great deal for 4 16-oz bags! Buy some Chia seeds and make a delicious bowl of oatmeal for one of the healthiest breakfasts possible.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful.
easy way to add Omega-3's
Chia seeds are one of the newest trends in health food eating (yes, these are the seeds used to make chia pets!). They are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids (not quite as high as flax seeds but up there with salmon). They are also very high in fiber,proteins, minerals, and disease-fighting plant phytochemicals. Depending on what you read, these may be useful for maintaining balanced blood sugar levels in diabetics, decreasing blood pressure, and weight loss.
So from a health perspective, these are wonderful. So how do they taste? They taste a bit like sesame seeds, a little nutty but fairly neutral. They are fairly adaptable and can be used in all kinds of food (I've been adding them to yogurt and smoothies). They should be good in baked goods and in any recipe that uses sesame seeds.
These should be stored in a fridge or freezer to prevent them from going rancid.
These were a hit with the family and Chia seeds will become a diet staple.
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
This is a great price, and the fact that these are individually wrapped in one pound packages is perfect.
The seeds are fresh, and they seem to mix better than other brands I've tried because these seeds are slightly smaller than the other brands I've used.
- Pack of four, 16-ounces per bag (total of 64 ounces)
- High in fiber
- Good source of omega 3
- Can be sprinkled on hot cereal or used in baking
Chia seed originated in South America and was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Today, chia is grown by passionate farmers dedicated to this miraculous seed, using sustainable farming methods to produce clean and nutritious chia of the highest quality. The tiny seeds of the chia plant can be eaten right out of the bag, sprinkled on hot cereal and used in baking, for a nutritional boost comparable only to flaxseed in Omega 3 and dietary fiber content.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #72 in Grocery & Gourmet Food
- Size: 64 oz
- Brand: Bob's Red Mill
- Published on: 2010-05-11
- Ingredients: Whole Chia Seed
- Number of items: 4
- Dimensions: 4.00 pounds
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