The seeds of this sage-family plant have a spectacular nutritional profile making it a near complete food, providing high levels of energy, protein and dietary fibre and very high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Chia means strength in Mayan and has over 3000 years of history as an ancient revered crop. Used by messengers who needed to cover ground swiftly, chia seeds were known as ‘the runners food’.
Eat Chia seeds for:
- anti-inflammatory omega 3’s
- digestive soothing soluble fibre
- stabilising blood sugar
- endurance and fitness
Chia seeds have a mild and pleasant taste and can be added to recipes to provide more bulk and nutritional density. Chia will absorb up to 10 times its volume in water within 5 minutes. You can create a quick chia porridge base by adding water to chia in this way. You can also add chia seeds directly to your smoothies or juices, mix it into soups or sauces as a thickener, create power-packed energy bars, crackers or delicious creamy desserts.
Tip: Mix 1 cup Chia seeds with 4 cups water to create a gel and store in a glass jar in the fridge. Use by the spoonful as required.
Ingredients: 100% organic chia seeds. *Organic products certified by Ceres – ZA-BIO-140.