Organic Chia Seeds

Non-GMO | Kosher

Largely overlooked by North America until recently, chia seeds have been around since 3500 BC. Discovered in central Mexico, chia seeds were a staple food of the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans. Chia has a rich history within these ancient civilizations and was valued so highly that it was even used as currency. A portable, high-energy food, chia was often taken into battle by warriors. In fact, the word “chia” means “strength” in Mayan. Though small, chia seeds are indeed a “superfood” and can easily be added to your diet as a healthy source of fiber, fat, and protein.

Chia seeds are small seeds with a neutral taste, ranging in color from black to white. Incredibly versatile, they can be sprinkled on your cereal, yogurt, salad, or whole grain dishes to add a lightly crunchy texture. When soaked, chia seeds become plump and take on the flavor of whatever is added to them, making them ideal for puddings, smoothies, or as a thickener.


Storage Information:

Package should be carefully resealed after each use. Store in a cool dry place.

 

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  • One serving of chia has 4g of protein and is a complete source of vegetarian protein.

  • Chia seeds are rich in fiber. A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy weight.

  • Chia can be sprouted and added to salads or eaten on their own. Sprouting seeds increases their digestibility and availability of nutrients.

  • Chia seeds are a good source of Omega 3 oils. According to the Mayo Clinic, Omega 3’s are beneficial to brain, immune, and cardiovascular health, and are thought to improve cholesterol levels.

  • Chia seeds are cholesterol-free, sodium-free, and low fat. They are anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy.

  • Chia is a fantastic source of magnesium, calcium and phosphorous necessary for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones.

  • The first “Chia Pet” was produced in 1977. Marketed as novelty gift, chia seeds are sprouted on terracotta figurines in various shapes (animals, pop-icons, even Presidential heads) and sold around the holidays each year.

  • In Mexico, they make a drink out of chia seeds and fruit juice called “Chia Fresca”.

  • Ground chia seeds can be used as an egg replacement in your recipes and is a perfect addition to low cholesterol diets. Just mix 1T of ground flax with 3 T water and let sit for 15 minutes to gel, and proceed as usual.

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