Chia is a herb, which grows naturally in South America. Our dark chia seed also contains a small amount of white and golden seeds. Regarded locally as an important food for centuries, its seed is believed to have been a staple of the Aztec diet. NutriBurn Chia is grown on small farms in Mexico. After a long growing season the seeds are harvested by machine. They are cleaned carefully. Chia seeds contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. These include Calcium - Iron - Magnesium - Phosphorus - Potassium - Iodine - Zink - Selenium - Manganese - Vitamins A - C - D - E - K - B1 - B2 - B6 - B12 - Niacin - Folate - Biotin - Quercetin - and more. It has been reported that orac value (antioxidant strength) for chia is higher than many berries and chocolate at a score of 10,250. Blueberries score is 8708 for comparison. Chia seeds are also high in protein. However not all proteins are equal. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Of the amino acids found in proteins, some can be made by the body while others are essential in the diet. Chia contains all 8 essential amino acids along with the non essential acids. All our chia seed is novel foods approved for sale within the EU.
Natural Organically Grown Whole Dark Chia Seeds in Resealable Heat Sealed Pouch
High in Omega 3&6, Protein, Fibre, Iron and Antioxidants, More Calcium than Milk
Can be eaten raw or ground and used in baking as an egg replacement both savoury and sweet dishes
100% pure with no fillers, colours or binders, suitable for vegetarians & vegans. Non GMO
Part of the traditional diet of the Tarahumara people of Mexico, famed for their exploits in distance running