Friday, July 2, 2010

Superfood #1: Chia Seeds

Remember your Chia pet from Neopets? Turns out, the seeds of the chia plant - a member of the mint family - are an antioxidant-packed superfood that is highly nutritious and contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin C and a host of other minerals. Find them at health food stores, and sprinkle on your yogurt or cereal.

If you wanna eat them everyday, you might wanna grow the chia plant yourself, which is quite easy to grow in western North America where it grows wild.

Once sown in August, the chia can be left to its own devices until the flowers yellow and dry and it is time to harvest the seeds. The easiest way to harvest chia seeds is to pull up the entire plant then beat the stalks over a container in order to collect the tiny seeds.

Superfood #2: Strawberries