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Wanigan Introduces....Prana Chia Seeds

Friday 21st January 2011

Wanigan Introduces....Prana Chia Seeds

Who is Prana?
Prana is small Montreal based company that is committed to high quality organic seeds, nuts and snacks. The name Prana actually means 'vital energy' in sanskrit, the ancient language of India.

Ch Ch Ch Chia....
When I was initially introduced to chia seeds a few years ago all that came to mind were the terra cotta pots that sprout. Well yes, they are indeed the same product but here is something else to think about.

Chia seeds contain (gram for gram)
2 times the protein of any other seed
6 times the calcium of milk
3 times more iron than spinach
3 times more antioxidant capacity than blueberries
more potassium than bananas
2tbs of chia are enough to supply the body with 100% of the daily omega 3 it needs
2tbs supply the body with 30% of daily fibre needs
naturally gluten free
OK, that is all great but what do I do with them?
No grinding required, they can be added to your salads, dressings, fruit juice, yogurt, breakfast cereals, soups, stews, breads, pastries....and the list goes on. On a personal note, they remind of oatmeal when soaked in liquid.

Products to think found in the 'nuts, seeds and dried fruit' aisle at

Prana Black Chia Seeds - 77 calories per 2 tbs, 6 g fat, 4.8 g omega 3, 1.2 g omega 6, 7 g of fibre, 8 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein plus vitamins A, C, calcium, iron and magnesium

Prana Ground Chia seeds - A nice addition to a smoothie. I add the ground powder to crepes, applesauce, yogurt and sauces I serve my kids.

Other Prana products

Extaze Cashews - roasted without oil, finely coated with unrefined sea salt.

Samdhi Tamari Almonds - dry roasted then covered with wheat free tamari.

Gogi Berries - full of antioxidants, low in sugar and contains as much protein as whole wheat. The flavour is reminiscent of dried papaya.

Wanigan Foods
Chia Smoothie
3 tbs chia seeds
1 cup natural apple juice
2 cups of frozen berries (your choice)

Put all ingredients together in the blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Serves 2
Source: Prana

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