Chia Sprouting Seeds
Chia Sprouting Seeds grow in approximately 8-12 days. Chia is easy to grow and is favored for its health benefits, including high levels of omega oils, amino acids, and proteins. Harvest close to the root for maximum yield.
Growing Chia Sprouting Seeds Directions:
Chia Sprouting Seeds need to be kept damp, so mist the seeds regularly every 12 hours. Chia sprouting seeds are amazingly easy to grow and develop into a beautiful soft canopy with a pleasant smell. Chia greens are very small so harvest close to the soil line for maximum yield. ***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either soil or hydroponic mediums. Results may vary.
Facts about Chia:
Chia is actually a member of the mint family and is native to hot, dry climates.
Chia is what is called a mucilaginous seed, meaning it develops a mucus membrane around itself when it comes into contact with water. Being native to hot and dry climates, chia has developed this defense mechanism of forming mucus as a way to ensure consistent moisture during germination. In temperate climates, chia needs less water than other plants, due to this. The “mucus” effect is also what makes it able to stick to terracotta objects.
Chia seeds were a staple food source for the Aztecs. They are are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber and Omega 3 fatty acid and contain no gluten. Chia seeds can be eaten raw or sprouted. Chia sprouts are a delicious addition to salads and sandwiches. Chia can be ground into a meal to make porridge or cakes, or as an addition to breads, cakes and biscuits. Chia seeds can be used with your chia pet. The seeds make great refills for your chia pets or head. Chia can be grown as a microgreen and eaten. They are very delicious. Another of the super foods: Chia seed was once valued so much that it was used as currency by the Native Americans of the Southwest and Mexico . It was considered a high energy endurance food and was used as far back as the Aztec warriors during their conquests.