Chia Sprouts

$8.98 1/2 lb.

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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Sprouting Directions

  • Soak 4 hours minimum
  • Rinse / Drain no
  • Harvest 1 - 4 days
  • Yield 1.5 to 1
About

Because chia is mucilaginous it doesn't sprout like most sprouts. It doesn't grow long roots - or any roots in most cases. This is because once it meets water it forms a gel sack which surrounds the seed. Because of that gel sack chia cannot be sprouted in a regular sprouter. Really it is more a matter of soaking in the proper amount of water than it is sprouting. It's very simple - it's just unique. To learn what mucilaginous means in regards to chia - what a gel sack really is; take one chia seed and put a few good drops of water on it. Wait for 30 minutes and see what has formed around this lovely seed. THAT is a gel sack! In nature this means that the seed has all the moisture it needs - in this case thoroughly surrounding the seed - in order to germinate. This is truly amazing, is it not? That's mucilaginous!

Something you need to understand about sprouts: A seed that has soaked up its fill of water has gone from dormant to alive. That is the single biggest nutritional gain the seed/sprout will go through. The roots are not necessary. We're just used to seeing them and so we want to. Let that go and enjoy chia sprouts - or as we should call them - chia soaks.

Nutrition

Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
All Essential Amino Acids
Antioxidants
Protein: 20-25%

Note: This is the same seed we sell for Chia Micro-Greens. Our Chia is from a source which is certified organic!

Notes

Our current Chia is awesome! This is a vivacious seed!

Seed Shelf Life: 5 years. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.

Cha-cha-cha Chia!

Chia is experiencing a comeback among athletes, raw foodists, nutritionists, as well as people who just want to lose weight and increase energy.

This ancient Aztec food, grown throughout North America, can be made into many delicious drinks and dishes. It is gluten-free and anti-allergenic. Chia is incredibly nutritious; Loaded with protein, it is high in Omega-3, higher even than flax. Research has shown that Omega-3 acids reduce inflammation and help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. It is particularly rich in alpha-linolenic acid, the essential Omega-3 acid needed for crucial brain function. It has proven to heal dry skin and eczema.

Chia is high in Vitamins A, E, B6 (Niacin), Folic Acid, as well as Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, and Potassium, among others. It is high in essential and non-essential amino acids and phyto-nutrients. Because Chia seed forms a gel coat around the seed when it gets wet, it takes longer for carbohydrates to convert into simple sugars in the stomach, providing a feeling of fullness. It also controls food cravings and balances blood sugar.

A good book on Chia is Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood, by Wayne Coates, PhD. The research he lays out is extensive and easy to understand. Plus, he includes many delicious recipes. You don’t have to follow his diet regimen, but…chia guacamole? Mexican chia pilaf? Chia Chipotle Bean Burgers? How about a Spicy Green Chocolate Shake? Must ttys!

Recipes
  • Sprouted Garbanzo Bean Falafels (Chickpeas)

    Sprouted Garbanzo Bean Falafels (Chickpeas)

    Sprouted garbanzo beans combine with fresh garlic, onion, yummy spices, almond meal and chia seeds to create the flavors and textures you...
  • Chia Pudding

    Chia Pudding

    Ingredients: 3 cups water 1 cup sprouted almonds 1/2 cup chia seeds 2 Tbs. agave nectar Dash ground cinnamon (Its not in the...
  • Overnight Coconut Mango Chia Pudding

    Overnight Coconut Mango Chia Pudding

    Ingredients: 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 cup coconut milk, light 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk Vanilla 1 cup fresh mango, chopped...
  • Pumpkin-Chia Seed Muffins

    Pumpkin-Chia Seed Muffins

    These muffins are delicious, easy to make and great for you. Enjoy them hot out of the oven and keep extra for lunchtime snacks for the...
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    The Chia makes this smoothie so thick and rich! You may get a few Chia seeds stuck in your teeth, but it's worth it! 1 cup frozen...
  • Strawberry Smoothie

    Strawberry Smoothie

    Pure and simple. 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (also use 3/4 cup of ice if fresh berries are used) 1 cup any milk 1 tsp. vanilla...
  • Mango Smoothie

    Mango Smoothie

    Juicy, juicy! 1 1/2 cup frozen mango or if fresh, add 1 cup ice 1 cup water or any milks 1/2 cup clover or other leafy sprout 1...
  • Vegan Pancakes

    Vegan Pancakes

    Pancakes usually call for eggs to make them light and fluffy. Making egg-free pancakes usually results in a heavy, dense cake. But with...

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  • use a pet
    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.
    kimmie 8/8/2014
  • Gooey
    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.
    Sal 4/15/2014