An ancient food, these tiny but mighty chia seeds were revered by the early Aztec and Mayan cultures and are making a strong comeback in the 21st century.
Each seed is packed with fiber, protein, minerals, omega-3, and antioxidants.
Chia’s bland flavor makes it versatile for use in recipes both savory and sweet, and it swells to 12 times its weight in liquid within 10 minutes.
Enjoy Nutiva Chia Seeds on yogurt and oatmeal, or in smoothies. Add them to sauces as a thickener and to muffins and cakes as an egg replacement. If you've only heard of chia seeds from those chia pets that are sold on late-night TV, you're in for a surprise when you learn that these small, crunchy, gluten-free seeds are a rich source of protein, beneficial antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
A traditional South American crop, chia seed (Latin name Salvia hispanica L.) has been used for thousands of years. In fact, archeological evidence indicates that humans have been using chia as early as 3500 BCE!
Making a comeback in healthy diets, these super seeds are an excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium and potassium. In fact, to provide a comparison, 3 tbsp. of chia has:
15x more magnesium than broccoli
6x more calcium than whole milk
30% more antioxidants than blueberries
2x more potassium than bananas
We aren't kidding when we say these tiny seeds pack a mighty punch!
Our organic chia seeds can be easily incorporated into your diet. Use them on yogurt and oatmeal, in smoothies, added to sauces as a thickener, or even used in baked goods as a replacement for egg.
OUR CHIA PRODUCTS ARE:
Certified organic and non-GMO