Why are my chia seeds not swelling
Chia seeds and water are two ways.
Chia seeds swell up from 10u201312 times theyu2019re size inside your body.
Add them to soup, shakes etc.
Drinking plenty of water gives you a fuller feeling.
You should be drinking a lot of water daily anyway.
Most people arenu2019t even coming close to hitting their recommended daily intake of water which is a reason why they get sick quicker (weak immune system)
Can you eat chia seeds without soaking
Becareful with it because there was a man got choked eating it dry.
,it is dare to choked on it but it happened.
,u201cOne case study discussed a 39-year-old man who had a dangerous incident with chia seeds when he ate a tablespoon of dry seeds and then drank a glass of water.
The seeds expanded in his esophagus and caused a blockage, and he had to visit the emergency room to have it removed.
How long do soaked chia seeds last
If they are whole and not ground up, nothing/ not much.
If you keep them a very long time they might not be (as) viable anymore and sprout/grow as well, or at all.
,Whole chia seeds are considered u201cgoodu201d for 2+ years in the pantry and 4+ years in the freezer.
Ground/ chia meal on the other hand only 2u20134 weeks in the pantry and 1u20132 years frozen.
The chia gel (soaked chia seeds) only about 2 hours at room temp.
More if refrigirated or frozen.
How Long Do Chia Seeds Last? Shelf Life, Storage, ExpirationIf they have been ground the inside is exposed to oxygen and the oils can go rancid.
,Anything that contains oils and has been ground, or where the inside has been exposed to air (whole grains-ground/cracked, seeds, nuts - shelled.
) can go rancid and probably would not be good much past the expiration date.
How Long Does Flour Last? Shelf Life, Storage, ExpirationIt can be good for several weeks or month though, depending on how it is stored.
Cold retards/slows oxidation.
Whole wheat flour, for example, is good for 6u20138 month past the u201cbest buy dateu201d,That applies to bottles/containers of oil that have been opened as well.
,One problem could be if the stored chia seeds got wet.
But you would notice that since they get all gelatin/goo like.
If that happens and you do not know how long it has been like that, it probably would be best to throw them out.
,Basically if it has been ground, cracked, chopped, or expelled (oils) and butter, just smell them to check for rancidity if you are not sure.
,If you are taking chia or flax seeds for the omega-3u2019s and other health benefits, it is best to buy whole ones and then either soak or grind as needed.
,That applies to things like garlic and onions as well.
Itu2019s not that the pre-ground/minced ones are u201cbadu201d, but the enzymes that are activated when cut or ground degrade after a while even when they are u201cpreservedu201d or frozen.
They are still safe to eat and have flavor though.