Nutiva - Organic Superfood Chia Seed Ground - 12 oz (340 g)
Nutiva Organic Superfood Chia Seed Ground is ground fresh, whole chia seeds to make them more convenient for you to use. These tiny but mighty seeds are packed with vital nutrition that can enhance many recipes. Nutiva Organic Superfood Chia Seed Ground contains small, crunchy, gluten-free seeds that are a rich source of protein, beneficial antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
- Certified Organic, Non-GMO & Vegan
- Unrefined & Raw
- Never Hexane-Processed
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
They aren't kidding when they say these tiny seeds pack a mighty punch! Nutiva's 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.
Nutiva Organic Superfood Chia Seed Frequently Asked Questions
What is a chia seed?
Chia is a very nutritious, ancient seed that has been commonly used in Latin American countries for thousands of years.
Is it the same seed as in those chia pets?
Yes, those are chia seeds! They sprout into microgreens, which you can add to salads or sandwiches, or just eat plain. They are similar to alfalfa sprouts in taste and texture.
What do chia seeds taste like?
When eaten dry, chia tastes a bit like a poppy seed. It is dense, small and crunchy. Soaked chia seeds absorb liquid and become very plump, sweet and soft like tapioca pearls, and can be used much in the same way.
What are the benefits of chia seeds?
Chia seeds are loaded with healthy benefits, which makes them considered a "superfood." A one ounce (28 g) serving of chia seeds contain 9 percent of the recommended daily value for protein, 13 percent of oil and 42 percent of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber. Chia is a rich source of essential minerals including phosphorous and manganese as well as calcium and trace amounts of sodium and potassium, which all keep vital organs functioning properly.
Chia seeds also contain healthy antioxidants, including caffeic and chlorogenic acids, myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol, which may prevent cellular damage. The chia seed is a rich source of Omega-3, and in fact has more Omega-3 than flax seed. Omega-3 fatty acids support brain and heart function, promote healthy skin and hair and may prevent and treat certain mild types of depression.
How do I use chia seeds?
Sprinkle chia seeds onto salads, soups, yogurt, even into sandwiches and wraps. Use chia in recipes that call for sesame or poppy seeds. Add to muffins, bread, cookies and cakes. Chia absorbs 9-12 times its weight in water and can make a delicious tapioca-like pudding.
In a world where the industrialized food system has led everyone down a tangled path, where food choices have been reduced to the lesser-of-evils, and where distrust reigns, Nutiva are the champions of the greater good.
Tireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish your body and the planet, Nutiva has devoted themselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. They will revolutionize the way the world eats! And in so doing, they will bring nourishment and balance, health and well being, sustainability and community to people and planet.
Nutiva knows change is hard but they want to make it easy. They went out looking for the kind of foods that packed a powerful amount of nutrition into every bite, so that you could make small changes to big effect. Nutiva found superfoods—nutrient-dense powerhouses that can also be grown and processed in a sustainable way. These are foods that are truly good for you and for the planet. They’re foods like hemp and coconut, chia and red palm. They’re organic, full of vital nutrition, easy to use and delicious additions to your diet. Nutiva says food doesn’t have to be a choice between the lesser of evils. Let food lead everyone to a better world. Super people deserve superfoods. Come join Nutiva in their mission. Together, you and Nutiva can change the world.
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