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Nature's Superfoods Organic Black Chia Seed 400g

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What is it?

Chia Seeds are packed with OMEGA 3, ANTIOXIDANTS and DIETARY FIBRE!

Chia seeds are an ancient superfood consumed by the ancient civilizations, Aztecs and Mayans. Chia is also known as the perfect 'running food'; it is said that the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico is able to run all day on the energy from chia seeds mixed with water and lemon juice (a recipe called chia fresca or iskiate)

Chia is the richest plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids. It has a good range of B vitamins, more calcium than milk, healthy omega-3 oils, high levels of anti-oxidants, and important trace-minerals such as boron, which prevents arthritis and osteoporosis. The seeds are also a good source of dietary fibre.

This Chia Seeds are 100% vegetal, gluten-free, non GMO and grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. These seeds are certified organic to the USDA and EU (Control Union) standards.

Botanical name : Salvia hispanica L. Produce of Peru.
Appearance: Small, oval seeds of a mix of black, white, grey, brown seeds (typical of black chia).
Odour/Taste : Very mild, characteristic of fresh chia.
Lasts 3 years or more when stored in dry place, room/cool temperature.

How to consume the very versatile Chia Seeds :

-Add 1 tbsp of seeds directly to 1 full glass of water, smoothies, juices, beverages. Hot or cold- does not matter.  Stir liquid quickly for a while so that seeds will not clump together. Let sit for a few minutes (for the seeds to soak up the liquid and to form a gelatinous layer – this is good for nutrient absorption in the body. Drink up the liquid together with the seeds. You can also keep the mixture in the fridge for the seeds to absorb even more liquid and ‘expand’ more, which is great for enhancing nutrient absorption in the body.

-Make chia gel (mix chia seeds and small amount of water – 1 portion seed to 4 or 6 portions water –stir and let mixture sit for a while-15 to 30min- till it becomes gel) – stir chia gel into salad dressings, porridges, deserts.-Bake chia seeds with breads, cookies.

-Mix the seeds directly into salads, soups, yoghurt, cereals, desserts, etc.

-Bake bread, cakes, cookies, with whole chia seeds (the heat won't affect the nutrients)

Experiment creatively with chia seeds! They are extremely versatile with any recipe.

Recommended daily intake : 2 tablespoons or 15g, any time in the day/night. 
Children to take 1/2 (half) the recommended serving of adults.

Note: As Chia Seeds have a natural blood-thinning effect and can lower blood pressure, it may not be a suitable daily supplement for those with a history of low blood pressure.

Nutrition Facts

Servings per package(400g): 27
Serving size: 15g(approx. 2 tablespoons)

  Per serving Per 100g
Energy (Kcal.) 77 (323kJ) 513 (2155kJ)
Protein 3g 20g
Total fat 5g 33g
Saturated fat <1g 3g
Trans fat 0g 0g
Monounsaturated fat 0g 0g
Polyunsaturated fat 4g 26g
Omega 3 fatty acids 3g 20g
Omega 6 fatty acids 1g 7g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Sodium 0mg 0mg
Carbohydrates 6g 40g
Dietry fibre 5g 35g
Sugars 0g 0g
Calcium 107mg 713mg
Iron 2.4mg 16mg
Potassium 105mg 700mg
Magnesium 59mg 393mg