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Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds
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Chia (Salvia hispania L) is a herb that flourishes in South America. Its seed has been part of local diets for centuries. Indeed, Chia is believed to have been a staple food of the Aztecs. It remains in common use in southern Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seed provides abundant Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, in an optimum ratio. It also provides protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Chia's profile of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is presented in what we now know to be an ideal ratio. There are many modern foods that contain Omega oils, but many of these give them in a ratio skewed in favour of Omega-6. Chia is a versatile food, neutral in flavour. It can be added to a variety of cooked or raw dishes and helps dieters feel full, as it takes on water once ingested.

Suggested Use:
Take up to 15g per day. Store your Chia Seeds in a cool, dark and dry place.

Size: 300g
Ingredients:
Organic raw Chia Seeds.

Certified Organic by the Soil Association.
Nutritional Elements:

Rainforest Foods Chia Seeds contribute to the following health benefits:


  • Energy and Anti-Fatigue
  • ✔ reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • ✔ energy-yielding metabolism
  • Blood, Heart and Cardiovascular Health
  • ✔ healthy blood coagulation
  • ✔ electrolyte balance
  • Bones, Teeth and Muscles
  • ✔ maintenance of bones & teeth
  • ✔ normal muscle function
  • Digestion and Metabolism
  • ✔ maintenance of healthy digestive system
  • The Story:
    Chia, the seed of South American herb Salvia hispanica, has been hailed as a highly valuable food for many centuries. It is believed to have been one of the staples of the Aztec diet, and today remains a core part of local cuisine in its native growing areas in South America.

    The signature offering of Chia seed is large quantities of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, in a ratio believed by science to be dietarily optimum. There are many modern foods that contain Omega oils, but many of these give them in a ratio skewed in favour of Omega-6.

    Chia also provides useful proteins, vitamins and minerals. Chia contains Vitamins A, B1,2,3,6 and 8, plus E. In addition, it features Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Zinc. Chia is an ancient and natural food, a useful supplement to diets constrained by the rigours of modern life.
    The Production:
    Rainforest Foods raw Chia is grown on farms in South America. The growing season is five months long, during which time the full nutritional value of the seeds can develop.

    Chia is harvested by machine, and the seeds cleaned carefully to remove any stalk material. They are then packed for transport.