Yep, I found the little gems right here in good ole Des Moines, Iowa!! We are so very up to date here, ya know. As you can see, they are exactly what you would expect a Chia seed to look like. Upon reading the label, I find that this little powerhouse is full of wonderful properties. It's high in Omegas 3 & 6, as high in antioxidants as blueberries, 6.1 gm. fiber, high in protein, and helps bind "stuff" together to reduce the absorption of sugars. I used the prescribed scoopful in my large green Greek salad with chicken breast last night. I'm not wasting them on Hubby Dearest, and he won't care. :) No noticeable taste or texture, they just kinda disappear into the dish. It's really a little like putting ground pepper on something. You can add it to anything you want, I'm thinking you won't really notice it is there.
On a similar note.....seeds.....apparently here in the DM area local grocery stores are having to sell poppy seeds from the Customer Service counter instead of in the spice aisle!! The bottles of poppy seeds have become the new "must have" for kids. It seems that the teens pilfer bottles of the spice, then take them home and brew tea with the seeds to get high. Since poppy seeds have long been said to have morphine in them, the kids think a bottle of these little babies will make a great little tea to get high on at home. The word on the street is that the tea tastes horrible!! I guess that is something. Think I'll stick with the lemon poppy seed bread I used to make.
It is getting hot and humid here. Still rainy now and then. And of course, we are getting storms, but at least the good old Midwest summer weather is here. As I go about my exercise routines, whatever they may be, I know now I'll sweat for sure now. :)