I keep getting the question about eating chia sprouts and here's what I think:
Gil and Lori (aka Sproutpeople) have been growing organic sprouts in San Francisco for the last 15 years. They are the experts. They'll sell you the seeds and the equipment and the know-how to grow your own broccoli, sunflower, alfalfa sprouts and MORE! If you are into sprouts, this should be your number one stop.
Yes, they do know how to sprout chia seeds and have published their method here. They discuss the mucilaginous quality of chia seeds and recommend that they be grown on a medium like a baby blanket (?) to be used as microgreens.
THEY SAY: Chia is a profoundly slippery seed when wet, Chia pets are famous (chia is the "fur"). Chia is easy to grow as a Micro-Green.
Sproutpeople do not sell chia seeds, and as best I can tell, they are not too enthusiastic about chia microgreens.
I agree. I think chia sprouts are hairy and bitter.
But what do you think? Have you tried them?