Organic Chia Seeds
Chia seeds were eaten as a grain, drunk as a beverage when mixed with water, ground into flour, included in medicines, pressed for oil and used as a base for face and body paints.
Chia is the Mayan word for strength. The seeds were used by these ancient cultures as mega-energy food, by their running messengers, who would carry a small pouch with them.
Also known as the miracle seed, Chia is the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. It is a gluten free Wholegrain, super high in dietary fibre, making it great to detox. It contains 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon! It boasts 20% protein and the protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids. It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries) Contains five times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, twice the potassium content of banana. It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails. Chia has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics) and it makes a great egg replacement. Just combine with water to form a gel, and add it to recipes that call for egg.