Chia seed flour

29. March 2017

Most of us have heard about chia seeds by now. But there is more to them than meets the eye: besides regular chia seeds, chia seed flour is slowly becoming a staple in an increasing number of households. Thanks to its good binding properties, it is frequently used as an egg substitute in baked goods and desserts. This is particularly useful for subscribers to a vegan diet. Besides its function as an egg substitute for vegans, chia seed flour has positive effects on the health of non-vegans and vegans alike. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it a great source of fibre. High in protein, chia seed flour promotes muscle development and is a suitable source of energy as part of a low-carb diet. In addition to these valuable nutrients, chia seed flour is also rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a popular choice for modern, healthy diets. We have chosen a little recipe for you to get an idea about the wealth of things you can make from chia seed flour: Ingredients:  4 tbsp. chia seed flour 250 ml coconut milk or rice milk (depending on your preference) Directions:  Infuse the chia seed flour with the coconut or rice milk and allow the mixture to swell for 2–4 hours, depending on your preferences and desired consistency. Serve with fresh fruit or aromas, such as cinnamon or vanilla – bon appétit. This simple recipe is a healthy and extremely delicious alternative to regular desserts. Another benefit of this pudding: it will keep you satiated for a long time, so you can even substitute it for a meal. Chia seed flour has a lot of versatile uses and can replace or supplement many conventional products. The team of OPW Ingredients will be happy to advise you on all topics related to vegetable proteins.

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