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Treat seeds right to get the most out of them:Raw dealBuy raw seeds so you can control the toasting temperature; the high heats used at commercial plants can destroy the nutrients. Heat to eat Toast seeds to bring out their flavour: Roast at 200C, stirring often to prevent burning, until golden brown. No need to add extra oil. Cupboard loveStore in an airtight container, in a cool place out of sunlight. Refrigerate seeds you aren’t able to use within two months. Ground forceWith flaxseeds, opt for ready-milled or grind your own; whole seeds are edible, but your body won’t absorb the nutrients.
where do i get chia seeds from ? TIA
There's a lot of myths around agave nectar out there. Linky thing
Alison - you can get chia seeds from Holland & Barrett
ok, thanks. pursuedbyangrybees
I leave chia seeds to soak in water (stir first though) and if in an air tight container in the fridge they last for a week. I add them to my cereal most mornings. Alison - I buy my chia seeds from buywholefoodsonline.com because they are cheaper there than in H&B! There may be other wholefood shops in your area that sell them so have a hunt.
nomeatathlete.com is a good source of recipes for chia seeds - I make sort of flapjack with dates; chia seeds; agave nectar; etc and find them useful on long runs rather than energy gels etc.
Replying to very old post of yours about chia seeds ... is it essential to soak them before adding to cereal etc? Or can they be sprinkled on? Thanks.
I used to soak mine and add the gel to my porridge and honey every morning, but now I just sprinkle a spoon on and mix it in. If you use them dry, they will still absorb liquid from what ever you put them in, including your stomach, so extra fluid either in the porridge or as a drink is useful. They take up 6-7 times their volume in liquid over 20-30 mins.
My partner gets them in a local health food shop, but only pays £2.67 per 250g, some places do charge the earth for them! seen them double that price before
We also sprinkle them on veg roasts and pretty much everything we cook now! Well, ok, Roni does, not so much we ...
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