You may think Chia seeds are a new trendy “superfood” but
they are a truly ancient dating back to; Aztec, Mayan,
Mesoamerica, and Norte Chico civilizations. Chia seeds are
a “whole grain” food, and are usually grown organically,
non-GMO and naturally free of gluten. The tiny seeds are
high in protein, antioxidants, boron, calcium, iron,
potassium and even essential fatty acids, omega 3 & 6.
There is one precaution that must be taken to get all
this nutrition. All nuts and seeds contain phytic acid,
it’s nature’s way to protect them from insects, it’s bad
news because it’s a micronutrient depleter, for human
consumption. Sprouting/soaking nuts & seeds reduces
the phytic acid making nuts & seeds much more
digestible. The recipe for chia seeds crackers including
sprouting is at end of this post. Click below for Walnut
Soak seeds in an equal amount of filtered water.
Add unrefined sea salt, garlic, pepper or other spice.
Soak 2 hours, or cover and refrigerate up to 12 hrs.
Spread on parchment paper. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 250°-300° 4-6 hours until crisp. Cool & store