One very used method of using the chia seeds is by sprouting them and here are some information about how to sprout chia seeds. The instructions presented below are recommended for the non treated chia seeds.
The chia seeds, scientifically named Salvia Hispanica, has a very high germination rate, it is ideal for edible seeds, for growing salad sprouts, for gardening, for survival food storage, for cooking and much more.
Chia seeds can be consumed either sprouted or raw. The chia sprouts represent a perfect source of dietary fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acid as well as being gluten free. They are a delicious addition to sandwiches and salads. The seeds may be ground into your meals when you make cakes and porridge or as a welcomed addition to cakes, breads and biscuits.
The chia seeds can’t be sprouted by using the traditional jar sprouters and tray sprouters since they need to be dry sprouted. You can dry the sprouting chia by using two different methods. The terra cotta method is the most used.
In order to dry the chia seeds by this method, you have to sprinkle a layer of seeds on a plate or on a terra cotta dish. After that, you have to set the dish in a large plate of water and cover it with one more plate. Water will slowly penetrate the plate of terra cotta and the seeds will get the needs quantity of water in order to be sprouted. Wait a day and mist the chia seeds. On the third day you need to harvest the seeds. As you can see, it will take you about three days to get the chia sprouts.
An alternate approach is to lay a linen cloth or nylon on a dish, spray a light mist of water on it and a layer of Chia sedds on the bag and mist it. After that, you need to cover with one more plate and mist every day. In about three days you will have your chia seeds.
These are two ways to learn how to sprout chia seeds. You can use either one or the second and you will get approximately the same results. The chia seeds are vey mucilaginous and this is the reason they are highly used by diabetics for slowing the rate of carbohydrates conversion into sugar. By learning how to sprout chia seeds, you will be able to regulate the distribution of the moisture in the body cells.