White Chia Seeds
One Simple Sentence
Chia Seeds might be nature's perfect food with a rich supply of essential Omega-3 acids, protein and antioxidants.
What are Chia Seeds?
Chia Seeds are a powerhouse nutritional food with benefits superior
to flax seeds. Chia has a very mild flavor (and no “fishy” taste like
other foods high in Omega-3 acids). They are extremely rich in Omega-3
acids and are a very good source of fiber and manganese. Chia seeds are
raw, low in sodium and cholesterol-free. You can understand why many
consider Chia Seeds as nature's perfect food.
Chia Seeds have the highest known whole-food source of Omega-3 acids.
These acids promote cardiovascular and mental health and benefit many
Do White Chia Seeds Have Superior Benefits?
The Internet is full of speculation and claims regarding White Chia
Seeds. It's our belief that there is little, if any, nutritional
difference between white and black chia seeds.
Yes, White Chia Seeds do cost a bit more than black seeds. That's because of limited supply of White Chia Seeds.
Many prefer White Chia Seeds simply for their color. A white chia
seed looks better than black seeds in some uses like breads and cakes.
If this isn't an issue for you, stick with the black seeds
Where are Chia Seeds grown?
Chia originated in Mexico and now grow in Mexico and in Central and South Americas.
What's in Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds typically contain about 20 percent protein, 30 percent fat
and 40 percent carbohydrates. The fat contains a very high
concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids.
How are Chia Seeds used?
Chia Seeds are mild tasting and easily digestible. The shells are easily broken and can even be swallowed whole.
Chia won't alter the taste of foods when it's used as an ingredient.
It can be sprinkled on cereal or eaten as a snack. Grinding Chia
produces a meal called pinole, which can be mixed with flour into baked
goods like biscuits, cakes and breads.
Soaked seeds are gelatinous and used in porridges and puddings. The
seeds can be soaked in water or fruit juice creating a drink known in
Mexico as chia fresca.
What are the benefits of Chia Seeds?
High In Omega-3 Acids.
Chia seed has higher levels of
alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) than flax seed. ALA is an essential acid
because it is not produced by the body. In fact, chia seeds have the
highest known whole-food source levels of Omega-3 acids, as measured by
percent of weight.
Rich In Antioxidants.
Chia is a great natural source of antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin and flavonols.
Full of Important Nutrients.
Chia is an excellent source of calcium,
phosphorus, manganese, potassium, iron, zinc and copper. Chia contains
six times more iron than spinach.
Low In Sodium and Cholesterol-Free.
Chia contains less than half the sodium
of flax seed, per serving. This is important to those with high blood
pressure and concerned about sodium intake. As a plant-based source of
Omega-3, Chia is cholesterol-free.
Chia soaks up water and this promotes hydration and electrolytes retention.
Helps in Weight Loss.
Chia is very filling. As more Chia is eaten, there's less room for fattening foods.
The Mayan word for Chia is “strength.”
Chia builds stamina and endurance because it steadily releases
slow-burning glucose into the bloodstream
The protein in chia seed is gluten free.
Unlike flax seed, chia seed stays fresh for extended periods of time.
Serving size: 28g
Servings Per Container: 72
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Total Carbohydrate: 12g