Navitas Naturals Chia Power Sprouted Chia Powder Astec Superfood - 16 oz (454 g)
Chia Power Sprouted Chia Powder a power food for the modern lifestyle. Aztec Sprouted Superfood- Long used by the Aztecs as a staple food along with corn and beans, chia seeds are enjoying a tremendous resurgence in the health food community due to their impressive nutritional profile. Navitas Naturals offers an exciting new way to enjoy chia seeds: in a sprouted, finely milled powder. Inherently full of healthy omega fats, protein, antioxidants and dietary fiber, the small chia seed’s nutrition is even more enhanced by the process of sprouting. This germination of the seeds increases the nutritional profile and enzyme content, and allows the food becomes more easily digested and assimilated within the body. Simply mix a spoonful of this nutritious mildly nutty powder in with oatmeal or yogurt, or enjoy as a gluten-free flour substitute. Any way you use it, a little chia has a lot to offer.
Source and Processing
Navitas Naturals Chia Power is made from chia seeds grown in Chile. The seeds are sprouted prior to milling to increase nutrient content and improve bioavailability. Our low temperature processing maximizes the nutritional benefits, while increasing shelf-stability and eliminating the need for refrigeration. This is a single ingredient product –just sprouted chia -- that is raw, gluten-free, kosher, and vegan.
Chia (chee-uh ) a plant (Salvia hispanica) of the mint family, native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having mostly basal, oblong leaves and small blue flowers; the seeds are primarily used as food.
Aztec Seed of Strength
A long, long time ago – long before the era of terracotta “chia pets” -- the chia seed was cultivated and eaten by the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans and was considered a staple food alongside corn and beans. “Chia” is the Mayan word for “strength”, and though these cultures may not have had the medical research to back up their health claims, chia is enjoying an escalating renaissance by today’s medical community as well as everyday consumers. Also full of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals (especially calcium and iron), chia has much in common with flaxseed, with the distinct advantage that its natural antioxidants make its delicate healthy fats more nutritionally stable. Navitas Naturals offers the wonderful chia seed in its whole organic state as well as in a sprouted powder form.
The Power of Chia
Chia seeds are an excellent source of dense nutrition with their healthy omega oils, easily digestible protein, and antioxidants. In fact, chia is so high in essential fatty acids that it contains eight times more omega-3s than salmon, gram for gram. Also full of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals (especially calcium and iron), chia has much in common with flaxseed, with the distinct advantage that its natural antioxidants make it’s delicate healthy fats more nutritionally stable. Research has linked this valuable food as a being beneficial for many health issues, including diabetes, hypoglycemia, celiac disease, and lowering cholesterol.
Have a Chia Boost
Navitas Naturals Chia Power has a mild nutty flavor, and develops slightly sweet notes when sprouted. It may be used much like flax powder in creating a power breakfast: just sprinkle a spoonful into oatmeal, granola, cereal, or yogurt. It also works very well as a flour substitute and can be used to make hearty breads, crackers, and more. Additionally, chia is considered highly hydrophilic – meaning the seeds have a unique ability to absorb liquid and form a gel (basic chia gel recipe). This makes chia especially good to use as a thickening agent in recipes like soup, smoothies, or enjoyed as a pudding with a touch of sweetener.
- Omega Fatty Acids
DID YOU KNOW?
Aztec traders and warriors often subsisted on nothing more than nutritional chia seeds during their long expeditions. In fact, chia was so highly valued in the Aztec culture that it was considered a form of currency.
Navitas Naturals mission is to provide premium quality organic power foods that increase energy and enhance health. Navitas products are of the highest quality, sourced directly from farmers, cultivated sustainably and in accordance with fair trade practices.