Seeds of Change
Chia may be best known for growing comical pet-shaped plants, but the nutritious seed, which boasts five times the amount of calcium in milk and more omega-3 than salmon, in addition to being rich in antioxidants, protein, fiber and minerals, is also a bona fide superfood. All-natural Chia Goodness™ from Los Angeles-based Ruth’s Hemp Foods combines the ingredient with hemp, buckwheat, Celtic Sea Salt®, fruits and nuts into a raw cereal that can be eaten hot or cold with milk or water, mixed with juice, applesauce, yogurt or cottage cheese, or added to pancake or muffin batter. The low-glycemic, gluten-, lactose and fat-free product comes in Original, Cranberry Ginger and Apple Almond Cinnamon varieties, with a fourth, Chocolate, to appear this fall. The suggested retail price for a 12-ounce bag containing about 11 servings is $7.50. To learn more, visit www.ruthshempfoods.com.