Chia seed pudding with berries
The Biggest Mistake You're Making With Chia Seed Pudding
There's not much you can get wrong when preparing chia seed pudding, but there is one mistake you could be making without even realizing — using expired chia seeds.
Usually bought in bulk, chia seeds' shelf life can vary from two to five years, depending on how you store them. So, if you're not careful, you may be using expired chia seeds.
If you notice the seeds clumping or sticking together, or if they've become slimy or gel-like in texture, they probably were not stored properly and may have expired.
Expired chia seeds impact the flavor and texture of your pudding, as they won't bond well. To keep the seeds at their best, store them in a closed container in a dark, dry place.