The Taste Test: Chia snacks
BioFair Palitos Chia Quinoa Snack
HK$35 for 100 grams, Just Green
A staple of the Aztecs, chia's high omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fibre content has prompted a revival.
Verdict: this snack of rice, quinoa and chia seeds had a texture and flavour akin to cardboard.
New York Superfoods Xpresso Chia Raw Energy Bites
HK$38 for 84 grams, Just Green
Each serving has 130 calories, eight grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, four grams of protein and 460mg of omega-3.
Verdict: dense and nutty, it crumbles easily and can be dry. Best polished off with a glug of water when seeking an energy hit.
Drink Chia Mango Tangerine
HK$35 for 237ml, Just Green
This drink adds a tinge of mango-tangerine flavour to the chia. Each bottle has 40 calories, and 880mg omega-3 and 100mg omega-9.
Verdict: an easy way to enjoy chia if you find dry seeds hard to swallow.