A true superfood, Chia Seeds were once a major staple crop of the Aztecs, revered as a nutrient-dense source of fuel for their long-distance foot-messengers, who ran great distances carrying only a small pouch of Chia for their daily nutrition. Today, science is revealing the secrets behind this ancient wisdom.
Incredibly rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids, and high in protein, fiber, antioxidants and minerals, the tiny Chia seed is truly a nutritional powerhouse.
Chia seeds contain more anti-inflammatory, brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids than flax seeds, and they're also a dense source of crucial minerals, with more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas, and more iron than spinach. Not only that, they're loaded with cell-protecting antioxidants.
To top it all off, when added to water, Chia Seeds form a gel (almost like a tapioca) perfect for vegan puddings and to thicken smoothies. This gel also works to shield the body from absorbing sugars too quickly, which stabilizes blood sugar levels and creates long-lasting sustainable energy.
- Low-carb superfood seed loaded with crucial Omega 3s, complete protein, minerals, and fiber.
- Extremely filling and blood-sugar balancing.
- Easy to blend in smoothies, drinks, and baking recipes.
- Great topping for yogurt and oatmeal.
- Does not spoil or go rancid (due to its high antioxidant levels).
- Makes a natural pudding or oatmeal when soaked in warm water or milk.
Efficient or even minimal water use is particularly important for sustainability. Our Argentine partner uses absolutely no irrigation, relying exclusively on the natural rainfall patterns that have made their region ideal for chia growing for ages.
Unlike cacao or quinoa, chia requires a larger, single-farm operation with significant capital investment. Though our partners are not indigenous people working family land, they demonstrate exceptional care for the land, their chia, and their seasonal workers. We pay top dollar for this premium nutritional, sustainable product, ensuring that growing conditions and soil quality are carefully maintained and monitored in order to bring you the finest chia seeds on Earth.
sprouting chia plants
Chia seeds are very hydrophilic — they readily absorb water, as you can see when you add them to drinks and they swell up to form a 'gel.' Because of this, it is very important to consume only organic chia seeds, since non-organic chia is frequently sprayed with pesticides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers, which soak into the seed and cannot be washed off.
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