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Our chia seeds are lovingly grown every day with respect for the environment and for those who work in it to ensure a high-quality product at an affordable price.
You can buy chia seeds in packs of 1 kg, ideal for true nuts lovers.
Discover the benefits of chia seeds! Our analyses have shown that 100 g of chia seeds contain:
- 4.2 mg of Manganese, equivalent to 210% of NRV (Nutrient Reference Value);
- 31 µg of Selenium, equivalent to 56% of NRV;
- 5.6 mg of Zinc, equivalent to 56% of NRV.
Ingredients: Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica). May contain GLUTEN, SESAME, SOYA, PEANUTS and NUTS.
Format: 1 kg
Origin: Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia
- Perfect for porridge, yogurt and chia puddings
- Without salt or preservatives
|Ingredients||Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica). May contain GLUTEN, SESAME, SOYA, PEANUTS and NUTS.|
|Storage requirements||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Organic||IT-BIO-009; EU Agriculture;|
|Nutrition declaration||average nutritional values per 100 g:|
|Energy||1797 kJ / 435 kcal|
|of which saturates||3.2 g|
|of which sugars||1.0 g|
|Manganese||4.2 mg (210% NRV*)|
|Zinc||5.6 mg (56% NRV*)|
|Selenium||31 μg (56% NRV*)|
|Source||Euro Company analysis|
|Recommendations||The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.|
|Origin||Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay|
|Nutrients||Manganese, Selenium, Zinc|
|*NRV: Nutrient Reference Value||*Nutrient Reference Value|
|Label and packaging||The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.|
The chia (Salvia hispanica) is a flowering plant of the Lamiaceae family native to Guatemala and Central and southern Mexico. It is grown both for the production of flour products and whole seeds as food.
Nowadays it is grown in Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Australia and Guatemala.
The Chia is an annual herbaceous plant that can reach a height of one metre, has opposite leaves 4–8 cm long and 3–5 cm wide. The flowers, compound inflorescences, are violet or white. Chia seeds are typically small ovals about 1 mm in diameter. They have a variegated colour in shades of brown, grey, white and black.
Chia seeds are traditionally eaten in Mexico and the southwestern United States, but are not yet very well-known in Europe. They are very small, crunchy and have a rather neutral and not at all unpleasant taste. In addition to being eaten as they are, they can also be added to muesli, yoghurt or fruit salads, or used to garnish confectionery or as topping on smoothies. They can be used as seasoning for numerous dishes including salads, pasta, risotto, cereal soups, and pureed soup. Finally, chia seeds are often added to bread to enrich its flavour.
Left to soak in water at room temperature, chia seeds, able to absorb water in quantities much higher than their weight, turn into a gel that can be used as a substitute for eggs in the preparation of cakes and biscuits.
The word chia comes from the Nahuatl ‘chian’, which means ‘oily’. The name of the current Mexican state of Chiapas comes from the Nahuatl expression ‘chia water’ or ‘chia river’.
The Salvia hispanica is one of the two plants known as ‘chia’; the other is the Salvia columbariae more known as ‘goldenchia’.
Both the Mendoza Code and the Florentine Code — manuscripts from the sixteenth century written between 1540 and 1585 — describe and depict chia, illustrating the use of this plant by the Aztecs. The Mendoza Code indicates that the plant was widely grown and used as a tribute in 21 of the 38 Aztec provincial states. According to some economics historians, the importance of chia in the agri-food field was comparable, in pre-Columbian times, to that of corn.
In the United States, the first significant wave of chia seed sales took place in the 1980s in the form of “Chia Pet”. "Chia Pets" are clay figures of popular icons, such as sheep or human heads, on top of which chia seeds are spread out in a sticky dough. The figures were then wet, and the seeds on the top then began to germinate so as to resemble the hair or fleece of the figure.
The Spanish conquistadores brought the chia to Europe, but, although the plant grew well under the Spanish sun, it was soon forgotten in favour of other food discovered in the Americas.
Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including α-linolenic acid, which appears to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health1.
Phosphorus contributes to normal energy metabolism, the normal function of cell membranes and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth2.
Manganese contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones, normal energy metabolism, normal formation of connective tissues and protection of cells from oxidative stress2.
Currently chia seeds are widely consumed mainly to help maintain a good level of serum lipids. This effect results from the presence of phenolic acids and omega 3 and 63.
A study published in 2013 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition saw a group of 13 healthy participants consume bread enriched with chia seeds (whole or in flour) and evaluated blood glucose levels after each meal. The results show that chia seeds embedded in bread are effective in reducing blood glucose levels depending on how much is consumed4.
1 USDA SR-21 Nutrient Data (2010). “Nutrition facts for dried chia seeds, one ounce”. CondeNast, Nutrition Data.
2 EU Regulation no. 432/2012 by the EU Commission dated 16 may 2012 – on the creation of a list of permitted health claims made on food other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and development and health of children.
3 Mohd Ali N, Yeap SK, Ho WY, well BK, Tan SW, Tan SG. The promising future of chia, Salvia hispanica L. Journal of Biomedicine & Biotechnology [2012, 2012: 171956]
4 I H, Lee AS, Jovanovski E, Jenkins AL, Desouza R, Vuksan V. Effect of whole and groundSalbaseeds (Salvia Hispanica L.) on postprandialglycemia in healthyvolunteers: a randomizedcontrolled, dose-response trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition [2013, 67 (7): 786–788]
The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.
According to our analyses, 100 g of chia seeds contain:
- Thiamine (0.23 mg — 21% of NRV)
- Vitamin B6 (0.49 mg — 35% of NRV)
- Vitamin E (5.2 mg — 43% of NRV)
- Zinc (5.6 mg — 56% of NRV)
- Selenium (31 µg - 56% of NRV)
- Phosphorus (808 mg — 115% of NRV)
- Copper (1.9 mg — 190% of NRV)
- Manganese (4.2 mg — 210% of NRV)
- Protein (22 g)
- Fibre (31 g)
Each pack of 1 kg of chia seeds contains about 34 portions of 30 g that provide:
- 65% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Manganese;
- 17% of the Nutrient Reference value of Selenium;
- 17% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Zinc.
Individual needs will vary according to age, gender, weight and physical activity. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are the basis of your well-being.
Affordable price means to us offering our clients natural chia seeds that everybody can enjoy.
We want, on the one hand, to place the proper value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by paying our farmers a fair price; on the other hand, we want to fulfil your needs when it comes to pricing.
We establish fair long-term relationships with our producers to avoid race-to-the-bottom pricing and that are based on trust as part of our efforts to offer you the finest and most natural product.
Not only that: by choosing large packs of chia seeds you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.
You can store chia seeds in cool, dry places away from heat and moisture. Here are 4 useful tips:
- The best way to store chia seeds is in a refrigerated environment. Nuturally chia seeds can also be stored at room temperature during the winter season due to low temperatures. During summer, however, it is advisable to store the product in the refrigerator or in the coolest possible environment, as increased temperatures could encourage decay.
- The ideal container for the storage of chia seeds is glass. Indeed, because of its composition it is impervious to chemical agents and gases, and, as it has excellent insulation properties, it holds the initial temperature for longer than other materials. It is even better if the glass is coloured: using coloured glass blocks the entry of certain wavelengths of light (including ultraviolet), and thus certain nutritional and organoleptic characteristics remain unaltered.
- The type of closure of the container is also important as an airtight cap ensures that the food is protected from excessive contact with oxygen that can lead to lipid oxidation and encourage the growth of aerobic bacteria.
- The best kind of storage environment is one which is well ventilated because ventilating the premises keeps internal humidity under control, which can escape from windows, thereby guaranteeing the right balance to lessen the onset of mould.
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