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Chia Seeds & Milled Chia

Chia Seeds & Milled Chia

Unlike other grain crops such as rice, oats, wheat and corn, chia seeds are relatively low in carbohydrates – only around 7% of their dry weight. They are however, high in fibre, protein, and the minerals iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

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Product benefits

  • Source of protein which contributes to a growth in and maintenance of muscle mass
  • High in Omega 3 fatty acids which helps maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations
  • High in calcium contributing to normal muscle function, transmission of information via the nervous system and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth
  • High in magnesium which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • High in iron which contributes to normal transport of oxygen around the body

South America

Sourced from across the globe

The chia plant originates from South and Central America, where it was first cultivated for human use over 4,000 years ago by the Aztecs, the Mayans and other native American tribes who relied on the seed as a staple food crop. Chia seeds were eaten whole, ground into flour, pressed to release a rich, nutritious oil and used in traditional medicines.

The seed lineages grown on our suppliers farms have been developed over 500 years by native Nahua villagers who have been domesticating the wild chia plant for generations, using selective breeding to improve the natural resistance of the plants to pests.