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Catmum732021 August

Hi, are Chia seeds meant to be gelatenous like frog spawn or am I doing something wrong??

Not sure I can handle the texture.

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With regard to chia seeds i make a chocolate chia seed pudding practically everyday and yes they are gelatinous but i find when you eat it its quite mousse like. I'll take a pic to show you how mine look and add it to this post in a few minutes 😊

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chocolate chia seed pudding

Hi, they are gelatinous especially if left to soak. I eat them mixed with Greek style yogurt for breakfast and have found that I prefer them when I've not left them to soak.

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ArthrathVisitor

😂 yes they are like frog spawn when soaked. You could try grinding them in a coffee grinder and use the result to thicken yogurt etc.. but it will give a gelatinous texture so not quite a substitute for cornflower or arrowroot. I am like need todo and sprinkle them on stuff or have a few as a snack by dipping a moist finger into a small portion mixed with other seeds.

😆 Yes-yes, they're meant to be frog spawny. If mucilage isn't your thing, chia might not be for you. (Ribbit!)

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Bee-bopMaintainer

Hi Catmum,

Depends how you want to eat them. I sprinkle them on salad are they are crunchy then. If you want to put them into a pudding then they do get jellylike

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AnnieW55Maintainer

You can buy ground chia seeds if you’re not able to grind them yourself. These do thicken puddings but without the frog spawn effect.

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Dilemma1Restart May 2021

Um, never thought to soak or do anything else with them. I have a small amount in Greek Yogurt with fresh fruits, seeds and a little Granola.

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