Organic Raw Chia Seeds
Our raw Chia is grown on farms in South America. The growing season is five months long, during which time the full nutritional value of the seeds can develop. Chia is harvested by machine, and the seeds cleaned carefully to remove any stalk material. They are then packed for transport.
Chia seeds provide an abundant amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, in an optimum ratio. As well as protein it also provides vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life. They last two years without refrigeration.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fibre, with a whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons. That is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fibre per day. The high fibre content is good for regulating bowel function. Chia is also able to reduce inflammation in the body and lower Cholesterol levels.
- High in Fibre
- High in Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids
- High in Protein
- Gluten Free
- Can be used in baking bread,muffins,smoothies etc…
- Loaded with Antioxidants
- High in Linolenic acid (AlA)
- Reduces Cholesterol
- 100% more POTASSIUM than bananas
- 300% more SELENIUM than flax seed
- 1400% more MAGNESIUM than broccoli
- 200% more IRON than spinach
- 100% more DIETARY Fibre than bran flakes
- 80% more PHOSPHORUS than milk
- 50% more PROTEIN than kidney beans
- 500% more CALCIUM than milk
- 600% more OMEGA 3 than salmon
The best way to consume chia is in a gel. consuming the Gel will Hydrate your body giving you optimum results, providing energy & Endurance. We do not suggest that you eat the seeds dry as once in the body they will absorb moisture, and a lack of fluid in the body could lead to de-hydration.
It can then be added to a variety of cooked or raw dishes and gives the feeling of being full and satisfied, which helps lower food cravings between meals. The combination of protein, fibre and the gelling action of chia seeds when mixed with liquids all contribute to their satisfying effects.
9% of Chia’s volume is high-quality protein. Chia is a versatile food, neutral & Mild in flavour. Also it is high in alpha-linolenic acid
The outer layer of chia seeds swells when mixed with liquids to form a gel. This can used in place of eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of foods and baked goods. To make the egg replacement, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 15 minutes.
Not only is chia loaded with an amazing amount of super nutrients, but it’s also a sustainable crop – meaning it is environmentally friendly, taking little resources in order to produce plenty of its super seeds.
The high antioxidant levels in chia explains why it is able stabilize the Omega 3 fatty acids, allowing chia to be unadulterated with preservatives or additives (most foods and vitamins that are high in fatty acids need preservatives and or additives, or be used quickly).
Chia (Salvia hispania L) is a herb that flourishes in South America. Its seed has been part of local diets for centuries. Indeed, Chia is believed to have been a staple food of the Aztecs, who regarded it as an aid to mental acuity, physical endurance and wellbeing. It remains in common use in southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Chia’s profile of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is presented in what we now know to be an ideal ratio. There are many modern foods that contain Omega oils, but many of these give them in a ratio skewed in favour of Omega-6. Chia’s vitamin content is significant, too. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 , Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E. Chia’s mineral provision includes Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc.