Review of Salba Smart Products

First of all, I had never heard of salba before testing out these products. When a rep from Salba Smart contacted me, I thought, "Huh?" That's about it.

Then I got a nice box of Salba Smart food: Salsas, Chips, and Pretzels (as well as a couple of tiny bags of the salba seed.) I looked into salba a bit more, tried the products, and felt enlightened by what I learned. Here's the scoop on salba:
  • It is a nutrient-packed grain grown only in Peru
  • It is the richest whole food source of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber found in nature (which we know is good for your heart and your whole body!)
  • Ounce per ounce, it gives 3x the iron in spinach, 15x more magnesium than broccoli, and 6x more calcium than whole milk (and I hate drinking milk.)
So what does it taste like? Well, since Salba Smart products have the salba seed mixed right in, you really don't "taste" the salba... The salsa is a fresh-tasting and delicious recipe with a hint of a nutty flavor (probably from the salba.) It's especially yummy paired with the Salba Smart chips they sent (which are very crisp and also have a nice grain-nut flavor -- but not too "healthy" or overpowering.)

All-in-all, these are a super snack! They balance flavor with the benefits of salba, and if you didn't know of a good way to sneak in a bit of extra nutrients into your diet, this is it!

The website provides a good variety of recipes, for those that want to try adding just the seed to their diet. I took the salsa and added it to a crockpot meal to create a dinner that the kids and hubby just LOVED!

For more info on salba or the Salba Smart product line, see their website at


  1. I just read about Salba. It is Chia seeds! THe white Chia seeds.... interesting. My research led me to your site!


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