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Since its founding in 1986, Spectrum has been both a category leader and an industry innovator. In 2000, Spectrum was the first to introduce all-vegetable shortening containing no hydrogenated oils and zero trans-fats. In 2004, Spectrum relocated its flax processing facility to Cherokee, Iowa, establishing one of the largest plants of its kind in the U.S. This joint venture between Spectrum and an agricultural cooperative of family farmers of flaxseed ensures both a steady supply of high-quality product and supports sustainable agriculture and the family farm movement. Spectrum also contributes to the alternative bio-fuels industry by providing a bio-fuel research cooperative with the excess canola oil used to clean processing equipment. In 2007 the company was the first to offer a children's vegetarian DHA supplement made without fish oil.

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Spectrum Consumer Relations The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. 4600 Sleepytime Dr.
Boulder, CO, 80301
http://www.spectrumorganics.com
1-800-434-4246

Spectrum Essentials - Chia Seed - 12 oz.

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    Spectrum Essentials - Chia Seed with Omega-3 & Fiber - 12 oz.

    Spectrum Essentials - Chia Seed with Omega-3 & Fiber contains Chia Seed, which was grown in Mexico.  Spectrum Essentials Chia Seed is a nutritional powerhouse with a lengthy list of essential fatty acid that supports heart health and fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract and can have a positive effect on cholesterol.  Spectrum Essentials Chia Seeds are easily digestible and do not need to be ground. With its versatility and mild, nutty flavor, Chia is a beneficial addition to any diet.

    • A source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) an Omega-3 essential fatty acid that supports heart health
    • Fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract and can have a positive effect on cholesterol
    • Higher in Antioxidant activity than Blueberries
    • Easily digestible and does not need to be ground

    1 ORAC testing for antioxidant activity showed Chia seed at 119 per g, versus 65 per g for Blueberries

    Chia was a diet staple of the Aztecs and Mayans. The seed's nutrients provided sustained energy during long hunts and had numerous medicinal benefits. Revered by the people, Chia was often used in religious ceremonies which led to its ban by the Spanish during their conquest of the region.

    The Taste of Goodness

    Simply put, we're passionate about healthy fats. Spectrum started over twenty years ago with the purpose of making healthy oils available to the American public. That commitment and vision hasn't dimmed one bit. Whether artisan olive oils and trans-fat free spreads, or supplements like Flax Oil and other essential lipids, we're committed to bringing you the best there is.

    Tradition and Innovation

    Being a leader often entails forging new paths. Sometimes that means improving on the standard, like creating new packaging to better preserve delicate Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Sometimes it means using traditional methods-- like expeller pressing and other natural processes. Learn more about what lies behind these terms and how they affect the product, the planet, and you as a person

    Dedicated Stewardship

    Everything we do has an impact on the planet. At Spectrum, we strive to make the gentlest impression possible and, if we can, leave it in a better state then when we began. Here are some of the ways we're doing just that.

    Spectrum has recently joined in the boycott of the Canadian Fishing/Seafood Industry against the killing of baby seals and wishes to acknowledge the overwhelming response we've received to thank us for our support. Please know that our limited resources make it impossible to respond to each and every one of you and that we feel and appreciate your support, by virtue of the tremendous outpouring of human emotion over this tragic practice. Thank you for joining Spectrum in our crusade of good stewardship, and in our efforts to help make the world a better place.

    Health and Vitality

    All of us need healthy fats in our diet. Some, like the Omega-9 Fatty Acid found in Olive Oil, are produced naturally by our bodies. But two, Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, are an essential part of our health and must be obtained through our diets—our bodies simply can’t make them on their own. Here’s where you can learn more about the role of fats in your diet, and find information on the impact fats can have on issues specific to you.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    How do I know if an oil has gone rancid and what should I do if it has?
    Rancidity is easy to detect, but it is often confused with the intense flavor characteristics of unrefined oils. The odor of a rancid oil will be distinctly stale, and you may experience a gag-like reaction as you consume the oil.

    Many unrefined oils, such as extra virgin olive, sesame, peanut, safflower and corn, have naturally intense flavor characteristics and a higher level of micro-nutrients than those that have been refined. Good extra virgin olive oil, for example, should have a pungent taste with a peppery finish, both of which are indications of naturally occurring polyphenols, the strongest anti-oxidants found in nature and the secret to the Mediterranean Diet.

    If you are certain that a Spectrum product is rancid, return it to your retailer for credit. We guarantee the quality of our products, and will credit the retailer through their distributor.  Every bottle of Spectrum culinary oil receives a production and lot code date, and retained samples are kept for analysis in the event of a problem.  We have done extensive shelf stability testing over the years, and can proudly say that in our 18 years of bottling oils, we have never had an incident requiring a recall.

    How do I know Spectrum Oils are safe?
    Culinary vegetable oils do not contain sufficient moisture to sustain food-related bacteria and viruses, making them the safest food class available. We follow the FDA issued food process standards for vegetable oils as well as all Good Manufacturing Practices.

    Should I refrigerate my Spectrum Essentials Oils?
    All Spectrum Essentials Oils should be refrigerated to maintain and preserve the integrity of the oils. Light, heat and oxygen are all elements that gradually degrade the quality and nutritive content of the oils. That's why most Spectrum Essentials products are found in dark, argon-flushed bottles in the refrigerated section

    Should I refrigerate my Spectrum Naturals Oils? What is the best way to store them?
    Refrigeration is not required for our oils, but it does keep them fresher for a longer period of time. We recommend refrigeration for all of Spectrum's culinary oils with the exception of our Coconut Oil, which is very stable due to the amount of saturated fat in the oil.

    • Frequent Use: If you use the oil frequently and will go through it quickly—-within two months for example—it's fine to leave it in in a cool, dark place. Once opened, its best to consume within 60 days.
    • Extended Storage: If you plan on using your oil infrequently, you may want to consider refrigerating it to extend its freshness and shelf life. Please note that many oils with a high monounsaturated fat content, such as olive oil, will partially solidify if refrigerated. This does not harm the oil, but it does make it inconvenient. To re-liquefy, simply allow the oil to return to room temperature.
    • The Details: Proper storage is important in maintaining the integrity of the oils. Heat, oxygen, and light are the most common damaging elements for oils. The more natural an oil, the more protection it needs. Spectrum Culinary Oils are properly sealed in glass bottles, without oxygen trapped at the top (oxygen initiates deterioration), and are quite stable until opened. Breaking the seal lets in atmospheric oxygen which begins breaking down the oil. You can slow this process dramatically by refrigerating your oils once you've opened them.

    To ideally safeguard the nutritive value and longevity of your oils, keep them in a cool (40° F to 72° F), dark cupboard until opening, and then store them in your refrigerator. Storage under these conditions provides a shelf life of 10-14 months for unrefined oils, and 14-20 months for refined oils.

    What is Olive Oil cold pressing?
    It might surprise you to discover that the United States does not set standards for olive oils. All Spectrum olive oils conform to strict IOOC (International Olive Oil Council) standards for freshness and flavor. Olives used for our products are crushed at low temperature and the oil is left in its unrefined state to provide maximum flavor and nutritional benefit. Because the oil is unrefined, it is not suitable for use at high heat levels. For higher heat cooking, use High Heat Safflower or Canola Oils.

    Are Spectrum products certified organic?
    All of Spectrum's organic products are certified organic by third party certifier Quality Assurance International (QAI). QAI is regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). All organic certifications are regulated by The National Organic Program (NOP). The NOP regulations provide a national list of allowed and prohibited substances for contact with or use in organically processed products. QAI conducts annual inspections of growers and manufacturers to assure compliance and keeps detailed records.

    SPECTRUM ORGANIC PRODUCTS
    LEADING BRAND OF CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL OILS

    Spectrum Organic Products is the nation's top-selling brand of organic, expeller pressed culinary and nutritional oils. The company consists of two main divisions, Spectrum Naturals and Spectrum Essentials.

    The Spectrum Naturals line of culinary oils and vinegars includes more than 30 varieties of seed, nut and plant oils including coconut oil, as well as vinegars, mayonnaise products, salad dressings, spreads, cooking sprays and trans fat free shortening, many of which are organic. In the Naturals product line gourmet food lovers will find extra virgin olive oils from Italy, Spain, Greece, Morocco and California, each one estate grown and produced in small batches, as well as the Artisan collection of organic mayonnaise with Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, Dijon and Wasabi varieties. For optimum heart health, Spectrum Naturals now offers an Omega-3 Olive Oil. The company also offers more than 90 culinary oils and related products to the restaurant and foodservice market.

    Spectrum Essentials is the company's line of nutritional oils including over 20 distinct products aimed at supporting good health by providing essential fatty acids like omega-3 and other vital nutrients. The Essentials line features a variety of flaxseed oils including a complete vegetarian omega-3 blend, Flax Oil with DHA.  Spectrum Essentials offers flaxseed oil in both liquid and capsule forms as well as whole, ground and roasted varieties of flaxseed, a flax fiber powder supplement, fish oils and an exciting line of vegetarian DHA products for pregnant or nursing women and children. The DHA in these products is sourced from algae. Spectrum Essentials has recently added Organic Virgin Coconut oil to compliment the existing Spectrum Essentials Organic Coconut Oil for skin and hair. This 100% mechanically expeller pressed naturally unrefined virgin organic coconut oil comes from fresh coconut meat and contains 9g of medium chain triglycerides (MCT)s per serving.

    Since its founding in 1986, Spectrum has been both a category leader and an industry innovator. In 2000, Spectrum was the first to introduce all-vegetable shortening containing no hydrogenated oils and zero trans-fats. In 2004, Spectrum relocated its flax processing facility to Cherokee, Iowa, establishing one of the largest plants of its kind in the U.S. This joint venture between Spectrum and an agricultural cooperative of family farmers of flaxseed ensures both a steady supply of high-quality product and supports sustainable agriculture and the family farm movement.  Spectrum also contributes to the alternative bio-fuels industry by providing a bio-fuel research cooperative with the excess canola oil used to clean processing equipment.  In 2007 the company was the first to offer a children's vegetarian DHA supplement made without fish oil.

    Most significant is Spectrum's contribution to the market for products containing omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's), commonly known as "good fat" becausethey support the health of the veins, arteries and heart, as well as the hair, skin and nails. In addition to traditional fish sources of omega-3, Spectrum has led the industry with flaxseed products that offer a comparably effective vegetarian alternative to fish oil. There are no trans fats in any Spectrum product and no hydrogenated fats are used.

    As a science-based company, Spectrum sets the industry standard for accurate nutritional analysis and labeling of its products. The company's commitment to product integrity begins in the orchards and farms where it sources raw materials and extends to the processing facilities, where it avoids harsh, toxic or harmful chemicals. Spectrum demands the same rigor of its suppliers, and maintains strict quality control through its national distribution network, going so far as to randomly test products on retail shelves.

    Suggested Use
    Suggested serving: 1 tbsp daily. Add to yogurt, cereal, smoothies, or salads; eat it whole or ground, raw or baked in goods. Seeds soaked in water form a gel that can be flavored and enjoyed as a snack. Add some seeds to a water bottle to help keep the body hydrated during exercise. Consult your healthcare practitioner for your individual needs.

    Warnings

    Refrigerate after opening.
    Ingredients

    Spectrum Essentials - Chia Seed - 12 oz.
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
    Servings Per Container: 28
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 60
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 4 g 6 %
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1 %
    Dietary Fiber 4 g 16 %
    Sugars 0g 0 g
    Protein 2g 2 g
    Calcium 65 mg 7 %
    Iron 1 mg 4 %
    Magnesium 41 mg 10 %
    Sodium 0 mg 0 %
    Potassium 80 mg 2 %
    Omega-3 (Alpha-Linoleic Acid ALA) 2.4 g 150 %
    Omega-6 (linoleic acid LA) 0.8g 0.8 g
    *Daily Value Not Established.
     
    Other Ingredients: Chia Seeds
    About Spectrum Essentials
    Since its founding in 1986, Spectrum has been both a category leader and an industry innovator. In 2000, Spectrum was the first to introduce all-vegetable shortening containing no hydrogenated oils and zero trans-fats. In 2004, Spectrum relocated its flax processing facility to Cherokee, Iowa, establishing one of the largest plants of its kind in the U.S. This joint venture between Spectrum and an agricultural cooperative of family farmers of flaxseed ensures both a steady supply of high-quality product and supports sustainable agriculture and the family farm movement. Spectrum also contributes to the alternative bio-fuels industry by providing a bio-fuel research cooperative with the excess canola oil used to clean processing equipment. In 2007 the company was the first to offer a children's vegetarian DHA supplement made without fish oil.
    Spectrum Consumer Relations The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. 4600 Sleepytime Dr.
    Boulder, CO, 80301
    Phone: 1-800-434-4246
    http://www.spectrumorganics.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

    Based on 33 rating(s)
    33 of 33 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
    • By Stefanie ( , )
      12/28/2010 2:29:59 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I just started using this brand of chia seeds. They seem to be very fresh,they are great in my smoothies, and help me to feel fuller longer just by adding them to my smoothies. Love em!
    • By Stefanie ( , )
      12/28/2010 3:30:26 PM

      I recommend this product!
      They taste fresh, are great in my smoothies. I love them!
    • By Priscilla ( West Chesterfield, NH)
      6/18/2011 12:06:09 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Chia seeds make a super nutritional addition to my smoothies - and they also help make them thicker! Yummy!
    • By John ( Baltimore, MD)
      7/7/2011 8:32:34 PM

      I recommend this product!
      One of the "super foods" I use daily, adding to smoothies or yogurt/cereal; good quality!
    • By Jo-Shing ( Sacramento, CA)
      8/24/2011 12:05:05 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Good chia seeds.
    • By kay ( New York, NY)
      8/29/2011 11:54:02 AM

      I recommend this product!
      good product, prompt service, good prices.
    • By Theresa ( Kensington, MD)
      10/17/2011 11:05:46 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I put a tablespoon of chia seeds in my water every day. My digestion has improved. I buy from LV because of the price and service.
    • By Gloria ( Richfield, OH)
      10/27/2011 8:16:03 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I have problems with my bowels and this taken daily clears them up...I will order again
    • By Judy ( Greensburg, PA)
      2/9/2012 11:14:43 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I love this Product I have tried several different kinds and this is the best
    • By Sylvia ( Brick, NJ)
      10/3/2012 4:28:34 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Essential to good health. I add it to oatmeal and when baking.
    • By Jayne ( Duncan, OK)
      11/29/2011 2:28:20 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I love it! I have used the chia seeds in baking and also chia "pudding." The dessert thickened with chia seeds allows me to ease my chocolate craving without using gelatin or other animal products.
    • By Rebecca ( Mem, TN)
      2/3/2012 9:01:21 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I am loving these little gems. They give overnight oats an amazing texture, and chia pudding is so fun to eat! They are also great in smoothies and mixed in with granola for a yogurt topper. I have also put them in baked french toast and other items and the texture is great! so is the taste
    • By Susan ( Yorktown Hgts, NY)
      2/29/2012 11:39:39 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I love the product! The service and delivery were great. Will be shopping here often!
    • By JOHNNA ( Columbus, OH)
      2/9/2012 1:25:17 PM

      I recommend this product!
      works well in oatmeal.
    • By Eleanor ( Mount Juliet, TN)
      7/2/2012 3:03:07 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Enjoy using them mixed with oatmeal and fruit in the morning. Very healthy food and easy to use.
    • By Mike ( Lancaster, CA)
      5/10/2012 11:06:43 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Good product! The seeds are clean and tasty. My teenage son read a bit about chia seed, too, and is having fun experimenting with adding it to drinks & foods.
    • By Velonese ( Memphis, TN)
      9/6/2012 3:55:42 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I'm really enjoying this product. I think it was reasonably priced and I would definitely order this again. These are a great addition to smoothies, overnight oats and to almond milk with a little stevia and vanilla extract for Chia Pudding. : ) Check your teeth though! These little seeds will hide in the darnedest places.
    • By Angie ( Norwalk, CA)
      9/10/2012 1:33:13 PM

      I recommend this product!
      OMG, eversince I discover Chia seeds I can not stop drinking it is very good for so many health issues, my husband is a big fan of it he drinks this as a refreshment, excellent seeds
    • By Michelle ( Dallas, GA)
      10/28/2012 5:41:27 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I really like chia seeds and these are the best value for your money. The contents are a mix of fresh white and black seeds; best kept in refrigerator once opened. I've also been eating them for about two months now(and not every day) and have lost 15lbs. without changing anything else in my everyday "diet". I highly recommend this product.
    • By trong ( Malden, MA)
      10/8/2012 10:43:09 AM

      I recommend this product!
      ok
    • By Hueirin ( La Puente, CA)
      12/22/2012 1:35:48 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Good,I like
    • By Jacqueline ( Sewickley, PA)
      2/22/2012 8:33:17 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Works well in baking or in yogurt. I prefer to use ground flaxseed or Salba seed, though, to get my Omegas.
    • By SHERRI ( Cadillac, MI)
      7/26/2012 1:19:45 PM

      I recommend this product!
      amazing way to get your omega 3s and Lucky vitamin has a great low price
    • By Kevin ( Morristown, NJ)
      12/30/2011 10:59:03 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Good value. Be aware that chia is a rather fibrous seed, if you're new to it, which is how it's supposed to be.
    • By Carol ( Janesville, WI)
      2/18/2013 9:13:14 AM

      I recommend this product!
      excellent product; especially like the easy opening & sealing of the package
    • By deborah ( Ballwin, MO)
      6/19/2014 7:41:00 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Great source of fiber and it's not hard on our system, Interesting enough they have a good flavor!
    • By Marguerite ( Spokane, WA)
      5/22/2013 12:29:52 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Great chia seeds!
    • By Gloria ( Homer City, PA)
      2/21/2013 8:25:44 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Love this product, i put it in yogurt, oatmeal, and shakes. Love that i am getting the benefits of the omega 3 and fiber and its easily digestible. Says it has a nutty flavor, but i really don't taste anything....been using it for a couple years now and will continue to do so.
    • By Patti ( Windermere, FL)
      6/14/2013 1:57:14 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I like his brand of Chia seed, although the only one I have had to refrigerate for some reason but it's great and a great price.
    • By Lori ( Newton, IA)
      1/9/2013 9:41:40 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Great product!
    • By Daniel ( Brooklyn, NY)
      4/29/2013 11:56:37 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Great product. Great price.
    • By Denise ( Southeastern, PA)
      9/6/2013 11:06:46 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Love Spectrum brand! Quality product, I use these in everything!
    • By Deb ( Union City, PA)
      10/31/2013 10:28:02 AM

      I recommend this product!
      great
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