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July 26, 2008


Jasmine Beaupre

I think my quest for the perfect weight management food is over. Salba has been a great tool for me to maintain my perfect size 5, and my husband is very grateful.

Donna Mansur

Chia Seed: Organic can be found at , 16 oz. for approximately $.56 an oz. They have more than one choice. Of course you would have to figure in shipping, but a large enough order would take care of that (got friends that would buy with you?).

Hank Roberts

The Salba link behind the name at the first place it appears above isn't working:

This one works:

They appear to be widely distributed now, in local grocery stores it says, not just health-food stores.

David Smith also has good deals on chia seeds. One pound for $7.50 ($0.47 an oz.) plus shipping. Perhaps the cheapest deal is 14 pounds for $64.95 ($0.29 an oz.) and free shipping if you use one of the alternate vendors.

One word of caution, repackage the seeds into smaller containers and keep them dry!

Zev Green

Jeff Novick answered the Chia seed debate back in this thread:

The Healthy Librarian

@Zev: Jeff is entitled to his opinion about chia. As for me--his arguments don't convince me. I'm a huge fan of chia--and I no longer use Salba--I use the least expensive kind I can find. I can get it for $5 a pound in bulk & at Costco. It's high in omega-3's & anti-oxidants, & lignans--and as far as I'm concerned the taste & texture is far superior to flax. 1 1/2 TBS gives me a load of minerals, along with 6.1 grams of fiber & 3.1 grams of protein, and 3 grams of omega-3 (ALA). Another plus--it doesn't have to be refrigerated. Ann Esselstyn sent me Jeff's opinion about chia a couple of years ago--and now she is also a fan. It's a great thickener for puddings, for salad dressings, works well in a smoothie, and if you haven't tried chia water, it's worth a try. Even my 2 1/2 year old grandson loves his "seeds" on his peanut butter Ezekiel muffins. As far as I'm considered--everything in evolving and open to debate & research. Also, it slows down digestion, which works very well for diabetics. Just saying...

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