I was just wondering how long you could keep chia seeds in the refrigerator after they have already soaked in the water. I know dry chia seeds have an extremely long life if stored properly but I can't find anything online about once they are already soaked.


  • I'd say that you could keep them until they sprout. – Mr. Mascaro Mar 4 '15 at 18:42
  • I did a quick websearch and found ranges of 5 days to 3 weeks in the fridge. The sources are various blogs (on veganism, organic food, healh...) in German, so no use posting them here. Welcome to the site, btw. – Stephie Mar 4 '15 at 18:52
  • Most English sites seem to claim that the chia gel can be stored for two weeks in the fridge. Are you sure you did search? – Stephie Mar 4 '15 at 18:58
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    @Stephie some people are better at googling than others :) – Ming Mar 5 '15 at 1:20
  • No mine started smelling bad after 2 days – Richa Jan 27 '19 at 8:23

Have you thought about freezing it? If you wanted to freeze in small silicone molds then you could pop them in a baggie or jar and remove as needed. I put mine in the smallest mason jar I can find when I add the water so mine doesn't go bad in the fridge.


I thought the chia seed water/gel would last forever in the fridge because they last forever dry in the cubboard. But No, absolutely not. I didnt go to taste it until about 2-3 weeks (no longer) after making it and putting it in the fridge. I was shocked, spit it out, and felt like vomiting from the smell of it. .. so it probably doesn't last very long.


Mine are at least 3 or 4 weeks old and seem fine.

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