Chia Seed

Where to buy it, how to use it, and more!

Chia Seed

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Chia seeds are very tiny edible seeds that are full of fiber, omega-3’s and many other essential nutrients.

Where to buy chia seed

I really like Anthony’s chia seed and Azure Standard’s chia seed.

Also, Costco and Sam’s Club carry chia seed for a good price.

Different varieties of chia seed

Chia seeds come in black (most common) and white. Nutritionally, there is very little difference between the two colors.

Is Chia Seed Healthy?

4 Amazing Facts About Chia Seeds

1. The skinny chia


Chia seeds are loaded with fiber which has been shown to help with weight loss and diabetes.

Fiber also feeds the good microbes in your gut thereby improving digestion.

2. They’re high in calcium

Get a chia mustache!


Chia offers more calcium than milk – about six times more!

3. More omega-3 fats than fish. 


Chia is an excellent source of omega-3 fats. In fact, these little seeds give you more omega-3s than fish!

And research shows that women who get their omega-3s from plant sources, like chia, have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood than those who get their omega-3s from fish or other animal products. Why? Omega-3s are found in a more stable form, ALA, in vegetables, fruits, and beans.

In addition to beating out fish as a source of omega-3’s, chia seeds contain less cholesterol than fish (chia contains zero), and are not tainted with mercury and other environmental toxins as is fish.

4. Protein packed


One ounce of chia seed delivers 4.4 grams protein.

How to store chia seed

Chia seed should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipes that Use Chia Seed