How To Use Chia Seeds To Make This No-Cook Berry Jam In Minutes

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The chia plant is a relative of mint. Chia's tiny, neutral-tasting seeds are extremely nutritious: they're high in omega-3 fatty acids, and a single ounce contains 18 percent of your daily requirement of calcium (three times as much as a single serving of milk) as well as almost half of your daily requirement of fiber.

It's the fiber in chia seeds that makes them a miraculous jam-making ingredient. When mashed with berries and a splash of juice, the chia seeds get wet, and the soluble fiber on the outside...

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