Have you heard of Salba?

by Joanne on April 19, 2009

A very interesting package arrived at the house the other day. It was from Integrated organics  and a plethora of food items containing the ingredient, Salba(Salvia hispanics L),  a super grain.  High-push:10532

In reading the wealth of information offered along with the tasty products, there was just too much in the healthy properties, the nutrients, and the applications or uses  to detail in this post. It is suggested that you visit the site and read more on this interesting whole food.

Here are the contents of the box which were tested by Apple Crumbles and friends.

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There were Pretzel sticks, twisted pretzels, all 3 Salsa varieties (mild, medium, hot), yellow corn, white corn, and blue corn tortilla chips, ground and whole grain Salba.  Those last two item were to use in baking.

Testing

I brought the mild salsa and corn chips to work. The result was 100% approval.  Everyone loved the thick corn chips and the abundance of flavors of the chips as well as the salsa.  A hit!

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Apple Crumbles kept the pretzels and medium, hot salsas for personal testing. These items were full of flavor.  The salsa was not too chunky but with a lot of  spices, nuances of onions, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and lime juice.  The pretzels… well, just as good as any other leading brand.

Two other products offered by Salba, but not included in this testing venture: 1. All Natural Whole Wheat Tortillas, offered in 6″, 8″, and 10″ sizes. 2. The Bite size tortilla chips, just right for snack packs.

Salba has it all: Magnesium (15 x more than broccoli), Iron (3 x more than spinach), Calcium (6 x more than whole milk), Potassium, Omega-3 (8 x more than Atlantic Salmon), Protein , and Fiber (1.1  x more than All Bran).  It just may be one of the worlds most complete foods. AND.. IT’S GLUTEN FREE!

I have been sprinkling 1 TBS on my hot cereal, using it in shakes, adding it to salads, and baking with it. Good stuff!

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As for the baking, Saturday Salba muffins were made using the whole grain Salba.  Ted is LOVING them. The taste is great.

REAL winner was made using the ground Salba.

Oatmeal Spice SALBA Cookies:  Loaded with all the nutrients and goodness from SALBA. 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease cookie sheets. This recipe will make 4 dozen cookies.

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  • 1 cup room temp. Butter
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups Ground SALBA
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp Apple Pie Spice (or use cinnamon)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and almond extract. Mix really well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, spices. Add to the butter mixture. Add the oats and the salba.  Add raisins if using.

Place on baking sheet in 1 1/2 tsp full. Form balls. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until lightly brown on top.

Enjoy the texture, taste and goodness of these delightful treats.

If you are always looking for ways to eat healthier and add more nutrients in your diet, SALBA just might be the answer. dscn0704

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