Product Details
Ingredients Organic dark chia seeds
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts.
Country of Origin Argentina
Super foods are naturally nutrient-rich foods packed with high antioxidants and are commonly thought to have advanced healing properties. One of the most amazing super foods, which are blazing its way into the consciousness of wellness aficionados, are organic chia seeds. These mighty pocket rockets contain amazingly high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Health Benefits

Many nutrition experts place chia seeds at the top the superfood list due to their intensely nutritional properties. Including chia seeds in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:

  • Antioxidants lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Reduced incidences of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease
  • Build stronger bones and teeth thanks to calcium and magnesium
  • Improved your digestion due to its fiber
  • Flight inflammation through antioxidants and copper
  • Keep blood sugar levels steady
  • Helps with weight loss

Key Nutrition Details

Chia seeds are a phenomenally impressive superfood. They come packed with a wide range of nutritious vitamins and minerals! A daily snack of 100 grams contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):

Energy: 24%
Carbohydrates: 32%
Protein: 30%
Total Fat: 101%
Dietary Fiber: 91%
Folates: 12%
Niacin: 55%
Riboflavin: 13%
Thiamin: 52%
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 2%
Vitamin E: 3%
Sodium: 1%
Potassium: 9%
Calcium: 63%
Copper: 102%
Iron: 97%
Magnesium: 83.5%
Manganese: 118%
Phosphorus: 223%
Selenium: 1%
Zinc: 42%

Interesting Facts

Cultivated alongside corn and amaranth by the Aztecs and Mayas, chia seeds played a major role in the culinary culture of Central and South America. Here are five more fun facts about this amazing superfood:

  • Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language
  • Chia seeds were used as an endurance food by the Maya, Aztecs and other native tribes
  • Chia seeds were once used as currency by the Aztecs
  • Chia crops were destroyed by Spanish invaders 500 years ago in an attempt to subjugate the tribes
  • Dr. Wayne Coates rediscovered chia in the 1990s when he was looking for cash crops to help local farmers
  • Chia is a quirky member of the mint family

Storage Tips & Shelf Life

Chia seeds have amazing durability as demonstrated by their ability to be good for at least 2 to 4 years if stored correctly. The best way to store any type of seeds is to refrigerate them in an airtight container. If you buy chia meal keep it refrigerated, or freeze it.

How to Enjoy

Chia seeds are available as whole seeds, bran, ground flour and chia seed oil. When they’re mixed with water they form a gel-like consistency. Chia seed gel can replace as much as 25 percent of oil or eggs without sacrificing flavor or texture. Following are some popular serving tips:

  • Mayans and Aztecs drank chia seeds blended in hot water and prepared as a thin gruel
  • Chia fresco or ‘agua de chia’ is a refreshing beverage made from ground chia, lemon juice, and sugar perfect for summer
  • Add to oats, fruit, and yoghurt for a delicious chilled overnight breakfast
  • Toasted chia seeds can be added to bread, cookies, and muffins
  • Sprinkle whole or ground chia over fruit smoothies, milkshakes, and yogurt
  • Sprinkle chia seeds over salads or rice dishes
  • Ground chia seeds can replace all-purpose flour for baking.

Product Details
Ingredients Organic dark chia seeds
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts.
Country of Origin Argentina

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