Chia Seed - Australian Grown 1.5kg - FREE POST
What is Chia Seed ?
Chia is a plant of the mint family. It originated in the central Valley of Mexico. Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a source of food that is very rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Chia seed may be eaten raw as a dietary fibre and omega-3 supplement. Grinding chia produces a meal called pinole, which can be made into porridge or cakes. Chia seeds soaked in water or fruit juice is also often consumed and is known in Mexico as 'chia fresca'. The soaked seeds are gelatinous in texture and are used in gruels, porridges and puddings. Ground chia is used in baked goods including breads, cakes and biscuits. Chia sprouts are used in a similar manner as alfalfa sprouts in salads, sandwiches and other dishes.
The main difference between black Chia and white Chia is the growing regions, the nutritional value is much the same. Chia seeds typically contain 20% protein, 34% oil, 25% dietary fiber (mostly soluble with high molecular weight), and significant levels of antioxidants. The oil from chia seeds contains a very high concentration of "Omega 3" fatty acid - approximately 64%.
Facts About Chia:
Chia Seeds are THE BEST source of Omega-3 & Omega-6 essential fatty acids!
These seeds are perfect for diabetics & people watching or trying to lose weight.
Chia Seeds are also very beneficial to the heart and extremely high in fibre, calcium, high quality protein, slowly processed carbohydrates and loaded with vitamins & minerals and antioxidants!
The health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids are becoming widely known.
What is not as well known is that the chia seed is THE BEST source of Omega-3.
CHIA SEED IS BETTER THAN FISH OIL & FLAX SEED!
Chia seed is high in protein and high in calcium. 5 times the calcium of milk, 631 mg per 100 grams of seed.
Chia seeds are also high in protein, with 18 grams per 100 grams of seed.
The optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 should be 3:1. Chia seed provides that ratio.
Chia seed is hydrophilic. Absorbing up to 14 times (Mix @ 9-10 times) its weight in water.
This helps extend energy and endurance.
Chia seed is rich in antioxidant oils.Chia contains chlorogenic acid, and caffeic acid as well as myricetin,
quercetin, and kaempferol flavonols. These compounds are both primary and synergistic antioxidants that contribute to the strong antioxidant activity of chia.
Chia seed is also low in sodium. Only 19 mg per 100 grams.
This Chia seed is Australian grown .
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