How old is the chia pet?

Answer The early history of the Chia Pet remains hazy because the Mexican-made clay figurines, which are covered in chia seeds, were once little more than a local novelty. But in 1977, entrepreneur Joe Pe... Read More »

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Are chia seeds used to grow Chia Pets?

Yes, chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are used to grow Chia Pets, according to the manufacturer of Chia Pets. Chia is a member of the mint family. These seeds are commonly sold at health food and her... Read More »

Can you grow anything besides Chia in a Chia Pet?

Yes, alfalfa and basil seeds are tiny enough to work. Cover it with a plastic bag to keep the moisture in. If it dries out during the germination period, they die easily. Soak the seeds in water ov... Read More »

What is in chia seeds?

Chia seeds contain high amounts of fiber, calcium and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. The seeds are commonly ground and baked into bread to be eaten as a health food. Chia is the seed of the plant Salvi... Read More »

How do I use chia seeds?

Chia GelMix 1/3 cup of chia seeds with 2 cups of water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Whisk the mixture every 5 minutes until a gel forms. Store the flavorless gel in a tightly sealed jar in you... Read More »