Thursday/ eating some chia

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This ‘chia pod’ has chia seeds, coconut milk and banana in.

I bought this ‘chia pod’ to snack on at work, partly because I liked the container and the stubby little spoon.  (The spoon reminds me of the wooden ‘spoons’ that used to come in the rum-and-raisin ice creams we bought on the street from the ice cream man as kids). So what is chia? It’s a flowering plant in the mint family, native to Mexico and Guatemala, cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times. (Source : Wikipedia).  The seeds have lots of good stuff in : omega-3 fatty acids among others, hence its availability in fancy packaging in city food stores.

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