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Sep 9, 2007 04:27 PM


Just read about a wonderful new super grain called Salba. Does anyone know where to buy this stuff reasonably? It has all kinds of omega 3's WAY more than salmon and ALL kinds of great health benifits.

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    1. re: pescatarian

      That link gives my computer grief. Is it available at most health food stores?

      1. re: Yongeman

        Yes, most of them are listed...Ambrosia (off of Yonge on Doncaster), Noah's, The Big Carrot, etc.

        1. re: pescatarian

          Thanks pescatarian. Sounds like a valuable health product.

          1. re: Yongeman

            It does look interesting. I haven't tried it yet. I read some info on it also. Seems it's worth a try. The website that I provided the link to also offers some recipe ideas. They way they suggest using it reminds me of hulled hemp, which I have been using quite a bit lately, also for it's healthful properties.
            Try plugging in the address "". It might work on its own, without the link to the list of retailers.

            1. re: pescatarian

              thanks again, pesc.
              I did Google 'salba', and read about some of its nutritional value and ways to include it in cooking.

              1. re: pescatarian

                The link needs to be edited to remove a couple of trailing characters, but thanks for the link!

      2. It's $18 for a 180g bag at Whole Foods.
        The bag says 2 tbsp is a serving so i guess it will last longer than you'd think.
        I tried a bit yesterday in cereal and while it's tasteless it goes kinda grainy/slimy from being so absorbent (i'm assuming). Adding yogurst masked the texture but I will have to find some better way of taking it.

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        1. re: chocabot

          I put in in my muesli - I mix oatmeal with yogurt, fruit, salba, etc. and leave it in the fridge overnight. It all gets absorbed together. I don't notice a slimy texture that people talk about. You can definitely tell the salba is in it from the grains mixed in, but it doesn't bother me.

          1. re: pescatarian

            that's smart. it was my first try and i assumed it would be more like ground flax. now i can understand why it's a good smoothie additive. the salba site has a bread recipe i want to try. custard and mousse desserts would also be a good hiding place for it.

        2. Got to any health food store. They should have it.

          1. Salba is the same as Chia Seed. I buy the jars of Chia Seed that Greens makes> The seeds are black and I like it much better than than the light colored salba

            1. Has anyone been using Salba long enough to reap the promised benefits? Is it any good?