By now you must have seen chia seeds all over the place, as they're one of the more popular current fads in the foodie world. They can be added to anything from yogurt to smoothies to salad to cookies, and especially pudding. While traditional chia is all well and good, Salba chia is upping the seed game with it's major nutritional benefits and versatility. Read on to find out more about this powerhouse seed and how to incorporate it into your diet. 

What is salba?

Salba, an heirloom form of chia, is an edible seed from the salvia hispanica plant which is grown in the Amazon basin in Peru. They're white in color and come in whole seeds or ground form. Salba Smart sells salba chia gone through both selective and separate breeding to provide a pure, distinctive, uniform, and stable variety of salba chia seeds that can be added to almost any dish you desire.

Nutritional benefits

While regular chia is super healthy for you, salba chia provides even more nutritional goodness. Salba has more omega-3’s per milligram than chia, as well as more protein. It's rich in both solube and insolube fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, calcium, iron and folate. Additionally, salba can help replenish minerals used in muscle contractions that are lost through sweat.

How to use it

Like chia, salba is extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of different dishes. Whole seeds can be sprinkled in salads or veggie bowls, topped on avocado toasts or pizzas, or mixed into homemade muffins and other breads. For dessert, you can prepare a chia seed pudding with dark chocolate covered salba chia that's much healthier than your average pudding cup.

Ground salba is perfect for blending into smoothies or mixing into parfaits for a quick and easy breakfast that's filling and delicious.

Give salba chia a try yourself to jumpstart healthy eating and promote a nutritious diet. 

Salba chia was sent to me free of charge, however all opinions are my own.