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Chia seeds are tiny, brown, black or white seeds. They are almost as small as poppy seeds. They come from a plant in the mint family. Chia seeds deliver several important nutrients in just a few calories and a small package.
You can eat this nutty-flavored seed in many ways.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. What are chia seeds? www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/what-are-chia-seeds. Updated March 23, 2018. Accessed July 12, 2018.
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