Do chia seeds need soaking?
Just wondering if anyone knows if chia seeds require soaking for digestiblity like other nuts/seeds? I am using the seeds in a pesto/chia chip recipe. If anyone knows and could let me know that would be great. Thank you.
I love chia seeds. I eat them sprinkled on top of salads! No soaking required.
Thank you both so very much for answering my question. As we are very new to raw foods I have been trying different cracker recipes for our children. Thanks again both of you!!
Do not soak!!! They absorb ten times their weight in moisture, so... if you soak you're going to be in trouble!
Do chia seeds not have enzyme inhibitors like other nuts and seeds that require soaking?
I like to soak them, I make lovely puddings, jellies and creams with soaked chia seeds, you can soak them with water, juice, almond mylk, anything... great for dipping sauces too.
I also make a chia, apple, cinnamon pudding in the morning which I call my chia oatmeal, so good!
Thank you deasmiles! My understanding was that chia seeds contained enzyme inhibitors similar to other nuts and seeds that interfere with digestion. That is why nuts and seeds require soaking. The apple, cinnamon, chia pudding sounds wonderful. Do you have a recipe for it. I am very interested in it. Thank you everyone for your replies, I really appreciate them.