Country Creek LLC
Chia Microgreen Seed
Description & Nutritional Value
Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family native to central and southern Mexico, or of the related Salvia columbariae of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Chia seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots, having a diameter around 2 millimeters. The seeds are hygroscopic, absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and developing a mucilaginous coating that gives chia-based foods and beverages a distinctive gel texture. Chia Seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories. They are also loaded with antioxidants
Clean a shallow container, such as an aluminum paper plate or plastic tray. Pour one spoonful of chia seeds and one spoonful of water on the tray or container. (Any equal amounts of seeds and water will do.) After about 60 minutes, tilt the tray to drain the water. Now your chia seeds are moist. Cover the tray to trap the moisture. In about 4 days, the chia seeds should begin to sprout. When the sprouts are about ¼ inch long (6.35 millimeters), expose them to direct sunlight so that they can turn green.
How To Serve
Mix the chia seeds into oatmeal, yogurt, or other wet foods. One of the most common ways to eat chia seeds raw is to sprinkle them over or mix them into other dishes. Stir them in any wet food to turn the dry seeds gelatinous and mushy, which will help them blend into the food less obviously. Sprinkle chia seeds over cereal and yogurt, add them to smoothies and even soup.
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Works great with any type of sprouter.