Buy Nutiva Organic White Chia Seeds, 14-Ounce.
Chia seeds are considered a “Superfood,” which means that they contain a very high density of nutrients. Chia provides you with complete protein, ALL essential amino acids, as well as essential vitamins and trace minerals.
A great antioxidant source, chia provides high levels of chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and flavanol glycosides.
These are all polyphenols that maintain proper function of bodily organs and tissues and that protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease through the removal of damaging free radicals. Chia is a phenomenal whole food for any diet.
The people of the ancient Aztec and Mayan empires revered chia seeds as vital nourishment. These mighty non-gluten seeds, packed with Omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants, and fiber, are making a strong comeback in the 21st century.
Nutiva offers both black and white chia seeds – the main difference being visual, with the white seeds preferred for some baking recipes. Enjoy them in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods, or smoothies. No need to grind chia.
Soak 2 Tbsp of chia seed for 5-10 minutes in 6 oz of water to produce a nutritious chia gel that can be added to hundreds of recipes. Also enjoy Nutiva’s Milled Chia Seed, Hempseed, Hemp Oil, Hemp Protein, Coconut Oil, and Coconut Manna
- Nutiva organic chia seeds are versatile for use in recipes both savory and sweet
- Revered by the early Aztec and Mayan cultures as a superfood,
- Use raw or soaked on yogurt and oatmeal or add to sauces as a thickener
- Chia is also a great as an egg replacement in baking
- Grown in Mexico
Fun Food, October 29, 2011
“I had never experienced Chia seeds so when I got a chance to sample them, I took it. What fun! They are small crunchy seeds with a pleasant, nutty, grain taste. I experimented with mixing them with various liquids to make chia pudding. The texture reminds me a lot of tapioca pudding. There are 60 calories in a tablespoon, but you can mix this with 8 oz. of water, make the pudding, which keeps up to two weeks in the fridge and add it to jelly and jam to reduce the calories from sugar and boost the nutritional value. I have found a new favorite super food.”
I liked the seeds, October 27, 2011
“Many claims are made regarding the health benefits of these 1 mm (0.039 inches) seeds from central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. A 52 year-old Indian won the 100 mile run in California in 19 hours and 37 minutes. He said he was able to complete the run with such high speed because he ate Chia seeds before and during the race.
The seeds are said to be gluten free, the highest source of omega-3, contains minerals, phosphorous, manganese, calcium, potassium, sodium, fatty acids, and they keep the body hydrated because they absorb a large amount of water. It is also said that the seeds can last 4 or 5 years, even unrefrigerated.
The seeds can be eaten raw. They can be placed in water or fruit juices, left for 15 minutes until they become gelatinous and then drunk; the seeds, however, are not dissolved in the liquid. They can also be placed raw on top of fruits or cereals, or baked in cakes, breads, or biscuits. I tried them in the drinks and on top of fruits and I liked them. I put a heaping tablespoon in each. They added a slight grainy taste, which I think added to the flavor. “