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What can chia seeds do for you? A guide to the benefits of this wonderful little seed. | Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free Recipes from the Best Plant-Based Bloggers: Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are the highest known plant source of Omega-3, with 8 times more than salmon! Unlike other sources of this important Essential Fatty Acid (eg. Flax or fish oil), it is in a highly stable form due to its powerful naturally occurring antioxidants. The plant originates from the central Americas, it is heat loving and can grow in virtually desert - like conditions, with beautiful purpley - blue or white flowers. Suggested Uses: Sprinkle these flavourless seeds on salads, muesli, oatmeal, stirfrys, smoothies, muffin or bread batter, or cereal. Optional: use a spice/coffee grinder to make a fine meal-like consistency.