Nutiva - Organic Chia Seed Black - 12 oz (340g)
Nutiva Organic Chia Seed Black contains small, crunchy, gluten-free seeds that are a rich source of protein, beneficial antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. These tiny but mighty seeds are packed with vital nutrition that can enhance many recipes.
- USDA Certified Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Mild Flavor
- 3g Protein per Serving
- Unrefined & Raw
- Never Hexane-Processed
- Certified Gluten-Free
A traditional South American crop, chia seeds (Latin name Salvia hispanica L.) have 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 is the world's leading brand of all-organic hemp foods, coconut oil, red palm oil and chia seeds. They're a values-driven brand, dedicated to nourishing people and the planet. Their virgin organic coconut oil is cold-pressed, great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and body care. Coconut Manna is our delicious puréed coconut butter, a tropical melt-in-your-mouth treat containing fiber, protein and nourishing fats. Nutiva's dry coconut products include coconut flour, certified gluten-free with a lower glycemic index than most traditional flours, and unrefined, unprocessed coconut sugar, similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel. Nutiva's delicious organic hemp oil is cold-pressed and unrefined, containing the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Rich in protein, with omega-3 and minerals, organic shelled hempseed is the world's most nutritious seed. Their organic hemp protein contains high-quality plant protein with the branched-chain amino acids that are vital for good health, and it's super easy to digest! Also try the high fiber hemp protein and the chocolate and vanilla hempshakes. Mighty, gluten-free chia seeds, packed with omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants and fiber, are amazing in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods or smoothies. Grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador, their red palm oil is certified organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade. Since 1999 Nutiva has donated $1 million dollars by contributing 1 percent of sales to sustainable-agriculture groups for programs that enrich the soil and support a healthy world.
Q. What is a chia seed?
A. Chia is a very nutritious, ancient seed that has been commonly used in Latin American countries for thousands of years.
Q. Is it the same seed as in those chia pets?
A. 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.
Q. What do chia seeds taste like?
A. 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.
Q. What are the benefits of chia seeds?
A. 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.
Q. How do I use chia seeds?
A. 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.
Nutiva uses the finest certified organic ingredients, grown without pesticides and herbicides - safer for you and for the planet. All our products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Ecocert (for use in the European Region (EU)).
They are concerned about the impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have on the health of people and planet. They have always had a non-GMO policy and they promise they will always source only non-GMO ingredients. All their products are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Their red palm products are certified fair-trade by Fair for Life. Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification assures that human rights are safeguarded at all stages of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair share. Fair trade improves the livelihood of smallholder farmers and workers by providing the means for social community projects.
As of January 2014, Nutiva achieved fair-trade certification for our coconut oil in (2) sizes, our 15oz. and 23oz. glass containers. These sizes of coconut oil are fair-trade certified by Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.
As of early 2014, Nutiva acquired gluten-free certification for our chia and coconut flour. Please look for the gluten-free symbol on their new packaging. In response to requests from their community, Nutiva is pursuing gluten-free certification for additional products.
Many of Nutiva's products are certified kosher by Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America). Please refer to product packaging for details.
California Green Business
Nutiva obtained California Green Business certification in October 2013. This certification distinguishes businesses that protect, preserve and sustain the environment and verifies that they conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and are working to reduce our carbon footprint.
B Corp Certified
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Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Nutiva holds SQF certification which assures buyers and customers that food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.
Social and Environmental Responsibility
Social and environmental responsibility is a core part of Nutiva's culture and business. They are committed to nourishing people by providing the purest quality product and reducing their negative impact on the planet. From sourcing organic products, to obtaining fair trade certification, to greening our facilities and operations, to funding tree planting at schools in their local community. Nutiva constantly seeking ways to better protect the environment and ensure a better quality of life for their employees, customers, and the communities they serve.
In a world where the industrialized food system has led Nutiva down a tangled path, where food choices have been reduced to the lesser-of-evils, and where distrust reigns, they are the champions of the greater good. Tireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish our bodies and our planet, they have devoted themselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. Nutiva promises to 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.
"We say food doesn't have to be a choice between the lesser of evils.
We say let food lead us to a better world.
We say super people deserve superfoods.
We say, come join us in our mission.
Together, we can change the world."