Chia Seeds and Omega-3 Oil
Answered by: Yvonne Tremblay
Question from: No Name Given
Posted on: August 06, 2006

Can you tell me if the Chia seed which is high in omega-3 for human consumption is the same as the chia-pet seeds?

Apparently it is. This I learned when I googled. Great question. I don’t know much about chia seeds, so we are all learning something. I have included a link at the bottom as well.

Exemplary of such is those sold by Joseph Enterprises, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif. under the trademark Chia Pet. These figurines have hollow, clay bodies in the general form of the animal represented. A large torso portion of the clay body has many small grooves in which moistened chia seeds (Salvia Columbariae) are positioned. The moistened chia seeds produce a thick, gel-like paste which binds the seeds to the clay surface.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chia_Pet

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