Chia is known as a superfood, or a food packed full of nutritional benefits. Today chia is a popular component of the health food game. It is grown commercially for its seeds. Chia seeds are a quick and easy to use source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds can be consumed raw, sprinkled over yogurt or oatmeal, tossed into smoothies, or blended into baked goods. The young leaves and sprouts are also edible. In addition to using chia seeds for their nutritional value, the seeds are used to make the popular Chia Pets. The Chia Pets are sold as novelties or houseplants.
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