Chia seeds – worthy superfood, or just plain silly?

(Last Updated On: August 21, 2019)

Whatever the nutritional qualities of chia, you have to respect a food that manages to achieve superstar status whilst tasting of, well, nothing in particular. Milled gravel, perhaps. A food that you’d be unlikely to crave even in the throes of an extended intermittent fast.

But then, taste is irrelevant when you have lofty ideals about diet. Healthniks enthuse that chia seeds are “packed” with nutrients. So let’s unpack those big guns: omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium and zinc. Then there’s the fibre. They are “packed” with fibre too. They are a veritable “powerhouse”.

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