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Is chia vegan?

Chia is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is chia?

Chia seeds are tiny black and white seeds that come from the Salvia hispanica plant. They were once a staple food of the Aztecs and Mayans and have recently gained popularity as a superfood due to their high nutrient content. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and various micronutrients. They can be easily incorporated into smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, and other dishes. When soaked in liquid, chia seeds form a gel-like substance that can be used as an egg replacement in vegan baking. Chia seeds are also gluten-free and can be used as a substitute for breadcrumbs in recipes.

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