photo credit: Wikimedia Commons\Daniel Schwen
I’ve heard of the Chia Pet, of course — a clay animal with grooves, and you cover it with seeds and it grows grassy “fur”. (Also there’s a Jerry Garcia version where he grows a beard, fun!) I didn’t realize until last year that “chia” is actually the name of the seed/ grass, rather than some sort of copyright name for the clay sculpture!
Chia seeds, like flax seeds, are incredibly high in omega-3 fatty acids. They look like tiny poppy seeds. I’ve put them in smoothies, though they’re so small that I question whether they actually get chewed and digested — or just swallowed and eliminated.