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Sabja / Chia – The lab test – 6 and final

Getting the Lab tests took some time and multiple sampling. My first attempts did not yield correct results since the protocols were not correctly applied. I then got in touch with my friend Amit Mehta of http://www.Unived.in who kindly consented to test both samples for basic...

Sabja / Chia – The Taste test – 5

After having soaked them for about 8 hours I proceeded to drink up the two glasses and subject them to the taste test. Both were neutral to taste..there was no difference in taste..plain and rather bland I may say. But the Sabja felt more fuller and mouthful. It had more bite....

Sabja / Chia – Next morning – 4

The seeds were left to soak overnight. Next morning after about 8 hours while the Sabja were fully blown up the Chia seeds too were blown up and fuzzy. Both had settled to the bottom with the weight of the water they had soaked. But our Sabja seeds had blown up fully while the...

Sabja / Chia – In the Glass – 3

The next test I did was to take two lots of each and  put them in two separate glasses of water. In less than 5 minutes our Sabja ( on the left ) opened up with the fuzzy outer that we are familiar with in our faloodas. The Chia seeds were still floating around not [...]
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

Sabja / Chia – Side by side close up – 2

Next I opened both the packets and put some seeds side to side for comparison. The one of the left is our friendly neighbourhood Sabja. It is wholly black as you can see. The Chia on the right is more lighter gray and also some of them are white. In size both are approximately...
Posted On 02 Jun 2012
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Sabja / Chia – 1

Most runners from India have read ‘Born to Run’ by Chris McDougall and wondered about the nutritionally beneficial effects of Chia seeds after reading about its magical properties there. The text in the book has extolled the almost magical properties of Iskiate a...
Posted On 24 May 2012
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