Chia seeds seem to be popping up in every grocery store, and on the menu of every hot brunch spot. What ARE they though? Are they even good for you? If you plant them will they grow into Shrek’s hair? (Answer: Yes, Chia Pets use the same chia seeds, for real!)
Chia seeds, which are native to Central America, have long been touted as a superfood. They can be made into pudding, blended into smoothies or oatmeal, and even baked into bread! Not only are they versatile, but they’re chock full of health. Continue reading to see why so many people are obsessed with the seeds.