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Anyone know what type of seed is used for Chia Pet?

Posted by agirlsgirl 5-6 PA (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 17, 08 at 16:27

Hi,I know this is probably an odd question,but through all of my searches,I cannot find out what kind of seed they give you with a Chia Pet kit! My son has asked me repeatedly,he thinks they are clovers...lol..he is 6...anyway he has me curious now too! Anybody have any idea?


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RE: Anyone know what type of seed is used for Chia Pet?

Angie I always thought they would be grass seeds but this is what I found....

Here is a link that might be useful: Chia Pet seeds


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Thanks so much Ronnie,I never thought to look in wikipedia! I can finally answer the question that has been asked about 172 times since we slapped the seeds on!..funny thing I have some Aztec in my bloodline,my grandfather was Aztec Indian 100%...lol...and apparently these were food source some of my ancestors depended on!Thanks again Ronnie!BIG HUGS!


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Your welcome!!!


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Now this got me! I was curious once agirlsgirl asked & wondered "just WHAT IS that?" LOL!
So I looked up that link from Ronnie17 & started going from there - well after 3-4 hours of looking up different search links on it, I will be trying the white chia seed myself for the health benefits. Some of the meds my DH & I take don't lower bio numbers as much as their research showed the engineered chia does. Rather munch a plant than take pills anyhow.
Plan to try growing it too, at least enough for salad sprouts etc.
Thanks for posting - both the question & answer!!


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RE: Anyone know what type of seed is used for Chia Pet?

At first I was a little hesitant to post the question...but I am glad I did! :)


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Salvia hispanica

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia


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You can eat the chia seeds, they are sooo healthy! :)


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There was recently a segment on the Today show or one of those morning shows about the health benefits of the chia seeds.


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