Organic Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are the tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint family. Chia seeds are native to South America and it is here that they have always been a much revered seed for their ability to provide sustained energy and in fact, the word ‘Chia’ is the ancient Mayan word for strength.
Health benefits of chia seeds
Chia seeds are one of the leading superfoods in the health conscious community due to their impressive nutritional profile. They are high in many minerals such as magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and calcium as well as a rich source of protein and fibre. Chia seeds are one of the few plant foods that are considered to be a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids needed for life.
Chia seeds are also packed full of cell-protecting anti-oxidants that can slow-down ageing and reduce the risk of disease. These tiny seeds are also a good source of the beneficial omega 3 fatty acids. These healthy fats are important in heart and eye health, brain function and proper blood sugar balance and can also reduce inflammation in the body.
In the kitchen with chia seeds
Chia seeds make a delicious dessert or pudding, but are also good in savoury meals such as sprinkling over salads which adds extra crunch. They are great blended with fruit and coconut milk to make a smoothie or add to your cakes and muffins for extra protein, fibre and nutrients. Chia seeds can also be an egg substitute in some recipes and can be stirred into your breakfast cereal or pancakes mix for extra energy to keep you fuller for longer.
Country of Origin
Product of Bolivia
Chia is a common superfood that is rich in healthy omega 3 fats, fibre and protein. It is high in vitamins B1 and B3, as well as the minerals copper, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc. Calcium is a mineral that supports bone mineralisation, muscle contractions and heart health.
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|Nutritional Information – Organic Chia Seeds|
|Fat, Total (g)||27.25|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||3.3|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||37.86|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||34.4|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
100% chia seeds
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