There are no significant differences between the two colors, with the exception of antioxidants that are slightly higher in the black seed.
It is not necessary to soak them. Chia seeds will "open up" in your digestive system giving your body all its benefits. This false belief is due to other seeds, such as flaxseed, which need to be soaked because of their outer cover being very hard and not soluble in the digestive system.
Yes, seeds, oils, and powders have very light nutty flavors, so you can use SOW in all your preparations, regardless of whether they are salty or sweet.
No, Chia SOW maintains its nutritional properties with heat. You can add it, obtaining the gelatinous effect of the chia, to a preparation, or add it at the end to obtain a crispy and decorative effect.
Children over two years old can consume them. Pediatricians do not recommend the use of any type of nuts or seeds to children under this age because, although it is not proven, there is a risk that they can develop allergies to these foods.
Yes, children under two years can get the nutrients from the chia seeds through their oil. You can add a teaspoon of chia SOW oil to your infant food (baby food),or favorite foods.
The best way is to store them in a cool, dry place. Furthermore, if you have already opened the container, store them in a tightly closed container.
Ideally, store them in a cool, dry, and dark place. Once the oil is opened, it should be stored in the refrigerator to increase shelf life.
Chia seeds SOW, like all foods, have calories. The recommended consumption, of two tablespoons daily, contains 93 calories. This amount is not enough to make you gain weight if you consume them as part of a healthy diet.
The minimum recommended intake of omega-3 ALA by FAO / WHO and USDA for an adult is 1.2 - 1.5 grams per day. With only a teaspoon of chia oil SOW per day you will get all the daily requirement of an adult.
It is not proven that the alpha-linolenic fatty acid (omega-3 of vegetable origin) has any interaction with other nutrients. There is also no evidence that the seed or chia oil interferes with a drug treatments. However, if you have a health concern, it is always best to consult your doctor or nutritionist.
SOW chia seeds, like all small seeds, should not be consumed by people with diverticulitis. Allergenicity tests have been performed on humans without finding that they produce allergic reactions. However, if you suffer from allergies to oilseeds, such as peanuts or nuts, you should be careful when consuming chia products.