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Chia

Episode: 6
Broadcast: 25th July 2015
Presenter: Eamon Sullivan

Eamon visits Oasis Farms where mass production of Chia is taking place.

  • Chia is an annual herb that is grown commercially for its seed.
  • Chia is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids,which is known to benefit health, improving appetite, weight, inflammation, ADHD symptoms and quality of life. Tentative evidence suggests that it also reduces the risk of breast cancer.
  • A 100-gram serving of chia seeds is a rich source of B vitamins, Thiamine and Niacin. Chia seeds can be added to foods such as smoothies, breakfast cereals, energy bars, yoghurt and bread.
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