Chia Seeds - Black (Raw, Organic & Unhulled)

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Product Name Price Qty
Unhulled Organic Black Chia Seeds 8oz

Regular Price: $10.99

Special Price: $8.24

Unhulled Organic Black Chia Seeds 5lb
$96.05
Unhulled Organic Black Chia Seeds 55lb
$17.59

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.

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fair-trade chia farm

our organic chia farmer


Fair farming

The best chia in the world - with the greatest nutrient density and omega 3 quality - comes from carefully-managed, high-altitude farms with excellent soil quality. Like cold-water fish rich in omega 3s, chia also increases its omega 3 production in cold climates.That's why our organically-grown chia comes exclusively from two farms in Ecuador and Argentina with some of the longest track records in chia experimentation and science. Each farm continues to demonstrate real care and skill for producing a superior chia seed. These farms also boast exceptional soil quality, along with the ideal altitude and climate to ensure a robust, nutritious chia seed.

Sustainable chia

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.

organic chia seeds

sprouting chia plants

 

organic black chia seeds

black chia seeds

No pesticides

Many chia sellers are scrambling to meet rising demand with with little care for the nutritional quality of the final product. Their substandard production and harvesting techniques lead to a nutritionally inferior product that lacks the nutrient density of optimal chia.
 
Our chia seeds are grown without pesticides in Ecuador and Argentina, and harvested at the peak of ripeness (when the seeds are highest in omegas and antioxidants).

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.

The Ripple Effect

You are powerful

Unhulled Organic Black Chia Seeds are your vote for a better world.
Across the planet, we seek the finest superfoods and pay a premium for the exceptional craftsmanship of small farmers, cooperatives, and indigenous communities. We also give back 1% to local non-profits like Amazon Watch, who protect the land and the communities who depend on it.

Every Product has an origin

and an impact

You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.

Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.

These are the origins. You are the source.

 

Recipes

  • Raw Chia Raspberry Jam

    Raw Chia Raspberry Jam

      Ingredients: 12 oz (about 1 1/2 cups) fresh berries; blackberries, raspberries and strawberries work the best 3 T yacon syrup 1/2 t orange or lemon zest 1/2 t vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste 3 T chia seeds …

  • Raw Vegan Peachy Green Smoothie Recipe

    Raw Vegan Peachy Green Smoothie Recipe

    INGREDIENTS: 2 cups almond milk 2 cups frozen peaches 1 cup spinach 1 tsp vita mineral green (optional to boost nutrition) ½ inch nugget ginger (peeled) 1 tbsp chia seeds ¾ cup frozen coconut meat 2 tbsp goji berries ½ cup mango …

  • Raw Vegan Strawberry Goji Smoothie Recipe

    Raw Vegan Strawberry Goji Smoothie Recipe

    Want something to wake up for? How about a Raw Vegan Strawberry Goji Smoothie Recipe!? BENEFITS: Beautiful Radiant Skin Weight Loss More Energy Mental Clarity Supports Digestion INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups Organic Strawberries 1 Cup Soaked Organic Goji Berries 1 …