Thursday, August 19, 2010

Salba

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he other day I picked up some Salba from my local health food store. I had never had it before, and the packaging did not give a lot of information about what it was.

Salba is one varietal of the chia seed. According to sourcesalba.com, Salba is "the only ancient grain for which there are acute and long-term human nutritional studies." It is also the only food to hold a medical patent (for its ability to manage blood sugar).

Gram for gram, Salba has 15x more magnesium than broccoli, 2.5x more protein than kidney beans, and 6x more calcium than milk. It is full of omega 3 fatty acids (8x more than salmon) as well as folate, potassium, and antioxidants. It is gluten-free, and certified Non-GMO.

Salba is grown in Peru, and each seed is handpicked. It is more nutritious than chia seeds.



I tried some this morning in my strawberry banana smoothie (1 cup unsweetened almond breeze, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp Salba, 1 tsp hemp seeds):



I also had a slice of toast with tomato and mozza:



Rewind to yesterdays eats ...

Breakfast was 1 grapefruit, 1 yellow pepper, 1 apple and 1/2 cup OJ blended into a juice:





I also had 1 slice of French toast:



I was very productive yesterday, getting lots of errands done. I went to the farmer's market around noon and picked up some produce:



Lunch was leftover veggie and tofu stir fry.

Dinner last night was tilapia, roasted potatoes, and snap peas with hummus:





Have you ever tried Salba? What is the most "nutrient dense" food that you incorporate into your diet?

17 comments:

Kat said...

Def never tried Salba, but will be on the lookout for it!! Id have to say either chia or flax is the most nutrient dense, since its all nutrients lol. Other than that would have to be my bloobs. So loaded with antioxidants!!

Jessica said...

I thought Salba were just white chia seeds!! Huh!!!

I love that you make juice in your vitamix, I'll have to try that!! :)

Hope you are doing good girl!!!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said...

Interesting, I've never heard of salba.

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

I've never even heard of salba, but I'll definitely be on the lookout for it! I didn't know Chia could get any more nutritious!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I can't really think of any 'nutrient dense' foods... how bad is that? I eat pretty healthily but I guess I am sort of unaware of the nutrient content...

Your meals always look so fantastic... I eat the boringest stuff every week... Like last night I had a baked potato. Boring!

eatmovelove said...

That is interesting about the Salba - I used to see that all the time when I lived in a city that actually HAD that stuff :(...blah...but I never knew it was a "derivative" of chia seeds! Don't get that stuff around here.

Your french toast looks like a pork chop in a way!! And that's a good thing...mmmm, pork.

Most nutrient-dense food? Hmm...that's tough. Spinach...? LOL :)

The Fajdich Times said...

I have never had salba. Your drink looks great! All your food always looks great:)

Kacy said...

That sounds great! I am always looking for good sources of magnesium.

Morgan said...

did the apple blend nicely into a juice? I'd like to try that!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I need to be more like you ;D

~ Diana ~ said...

believe it or not...cucumbers are nutrient dense!! Mm...I want your toastttt

Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said...

I've tried Salba chips, which were good. So is Salba like chia seeds, which are nutritional as-is? Or is it like flaxseeds, which have to be ground up?

greensandjeans said...

I have never heard of salba, but now you have me on the lookout!

Angela (the diet book junkie) said...

haha...i don't even know what salba is! my most nutrient dense food is spinach. i eat A LOT. also salmon or tuna i have 4-5 days a week. all those superfoods - yum!

Jaclyn said...

Just found your blog on HLB, thought I would check if there were any Saskatchewan blogs and there was just yours! :) Anyhow I don;t have my own blog but like to read more from people who are close... I'm in Saskatoon

eatmovelove said...

Is this the ground stuff or whole? Could you use the ground seeds the same way??

eatmovelove said...

Is this the ground stuff or whole? Could you use the ground seeds the same way??