Chia is a gorgeous tiny seed with great nutritional value whether you are sprouting it or just wish to grind the seed up in healthy drinks, like smoothies. Famous for a number of years as the living "fur" of inanimate pets, chia offers much much more. Note: This is the same seed we sell for Chia Micro-Greens. Our Chia is from a source which is certified organic!
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- Soak4 hours minimumThe amount of time your seeds should soak in cool water. Soaking is how we begin the sprouting process in most cases.
- Rinse / DrainnoHow often your seeds should be watered. Rinsing thoroughly and then draining as much water as possible are key components to growing great sprouts.
- Harvest1 - 4 daysThe time it takes to grow a finished Sprout, or other crop (Micro-Greens, Grass, Greens) from a dry Seed. Note: This "finished" Sprout is our preference. you may grow them for as long as you want! In fact, we suggest that you taste them at every rinse to discover when you like them best.
- Yield1.5 to 1The amount of Sprouts, Grass, Greens or Micro-Greens produced by 1 unit of Seed. For Example 2:1 means that 1 pound of Seed will produce 2 pounds of Sprouts or whatever crop you are growing. You do not have to grow them all at once of course, unless you wish to =:-D
Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
All Essential Amino Acids
Note: This is the same seed we sell for Chia Micro-Greens. Our Chia is from a source which is certified organic!
Chia seeds are wonderful because they are so versatile. Chia can be sprouted, used as an egg replacer, blended into smoothies (soaked or not soaked), use to made vegan puddings, with a nut or animal milk to make a breakfast that taste like farina/malt-o-meal, last but not least on my personal list used as a thickener for a number of things including dressing.
I picked up a Scooby Doo Chia Pet on the cheap at a thrift store. It was brand new, I got it on a lark but then realized this was ideal way to sprout the chia seeds. Easy to do, just keep the terra cotta pet full of water once a day.
I have been mixing chia into smoothies for a few months. I like it a lot. Thought I'd try sprouting it because sproutpeople told me how. They do sprout a little with the instructions they give but like Gil says a soaked seed is alive so the sprout root doesn't really matter. I like soaked-sprouted chia because its not as crunchy and it makes my smoothie even smoother - but sometimes I like the little crunch it has mixed in straight. I switch it up based on my mood.