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Food Review: Chia Goodness

Chia seeds are in fact used to grow Chia pets, but these little brown seeds are also an excellent source of omega-3s. If you're worried about getting enough of this valuable nutrient, then check out this new cereal called Chia Goodness.

This gluten-free cereal contains more calcium than a glass of milk, more omega-3s than flaxseeds, and is a great source of fiber. It sounds healthy, but if you're curious to know how it tastes then


The directions on the package say to stir two tablespoons with 1/3 cup of hot or cold liquid such as milk, soymilk, or water. Then you wait three to five minutes for the liquid to absorb. I mixed the Apple Almond Cinnamon with hot water, and this is what it looked like after eight minutes.

I have to say, it smelled really good, like homemade apple pie. The consistency however is really bizarre. When chia seeds get wet, they become gelatinous, so they feel slimy and wet. The texture reminded me exactly of the gooey seeds inside cherry tomatoes. This Chia Goodness may be healthy, but in my opinion, it's a little too weird to eat on its own (not to mention it doesn't exactly look too appetizing). It tasted much better when sprinkled on my yogurt. Check out the nutritional info below of all three varieties.

Original Cranberry Ginger Apple Almond Cinnamon
Calories 140 140 140
Total Fat 8 g 7 g 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g 1 g .5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg 0 mg
Sodium 125 mg 120 mg 125 mg
Carbs 14 g 16 g 16 g
Fiber 5 g 4 g 4 g
Sugars 0 g 3 g 4 g
Protein 6 g 4 g 4 g
Omega-3 4 g 3 g 3 g
Omega-6 2.5 g 2 g 1.5 g
Ingredients Chia, buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, celtic sea salt. Chia, buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cranberries, organic cane sugar, ginger, celtic sea salt. Chia, buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, dehydrated apples, almonds, raisins, organic cane sugar, cinnamon, celtic sea salt.
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michlny michlny 7 years
A new breakfast to try! Thanks!
kcmosinki kcmosinki 7 years
i will definitely be buying the cranberry ginger and mixing it with oatmeal, thanks for the suggestion ellen and halfbaked
kml032686 kml032686 7 years
This is the way my doctor recommended that I supplement my diet with Omega 3's when i was a vegan. You get more Omega 3's with this than with any other vegetarian source for the least amount of calories.
halfbakedjake halfbakedjake 7 years
I have the two flavoured kind at home. They're good mixed in with regular oatmeal, but really......weird.....on their own.
pamela87 pamela87 7 years
I'll have to give a shout-out to the Fitnessista I believe she uses chia seeds in her juices/smoothies sometimes!
ellenp1214 ellenp1214 7 years
wow, i can't wait to try this stuff! i've never seen it before. chia, buckwheat and hemp are 3 major superfoods. incredibly good for you. i wonder what it'd be like mixed half and half with oats.
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