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Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. It is considered a pseudocereal, cultivated for its edible, hydrophilic chia seed, grown and commonly used as food in several countries of western South America, western Mexico, and the southwestern United States.


Chia seeds can be purchased online by the pound and that quantity can last you for years.

Chia seeds have a hydrophylic coating that becomes a gel when exposed to water. This gel provides initial nutrients that help the seedlings thrive for several weeks even without soil.

Chia microgreens have been popularized with 'chia pets' since the 1980s. The greens can be eaten in sandwiches and salads.

A teaspoon of chia seeds in a glass of water every day can be used as a stool softener.


This is what you need:

  • chia seeds
  • water
Pic1: chia pets microgreens
internet picture



Pic2: day 1 = gel — 2019-11-26
Pic3: day 6 = germination — 2019-12-03
Pic4: 2019-12-09