Our Chia is black Chia, which is a bit misleading because "black chia" can, and frequently does, have black, white and brown seeds.
We have also been asked about Salba. As far as we can tell, Salba is just salvia hispanica but it appears as though they may be separating the seed by color.
Chia Gel - Most people use a 1 to 9 ratio, meaning 1 tablespoon of seed to 9 tablespoons of liquid. The seed will typically gel in 15 minutes or less. There are many great recipes that feature chia gel and several people use it as a full or partial replacement for butter in baking.
Also notice we use the word 'liquid' yes water works but so do most all other liquids so get creative. (yes beer works but I am not sure we recommend it)
Chia MicroGreen - grow like any other MicroGreen, see our section on MicroGreens for more detail.Grows in 3 to 5 days.
Chia Sprouts - unless you are an experienced sprouter you might want to try the MicroGreen or Gel first.Because Chia is mucilaginous you can not sprout it with normal methods.The best method for sprouting is to either use a sure-to-grow mat, also called a baby blanket, or use a terra cotta sprouter. Chia can be sprouted in 2 to 3 days.