Chia Seeds

Short Description

Chia seeds are high in fiber, along with beneficial Omega fatty acids and beneficial minerals. The little seeds come from a plant in the mint family and are grown in rich soil at high altitudes throughout Mexico and South America. The seeds are ready to eat straight from the plant and after growing, they’re sifted from the flower, scanned for contaminants and ready to be consumed.

Process

Our chia is grown in Mexico and South America where small famers have been tending to it for generations. The plant is a hardy flowering plant in the mint family and can grow up to 6 feet in height. The leaves of the plant are similar to mint in appearance and the flowers are purple and white with a tight bunch of seeds at the tip. When the flower matures, the seeds are ready to be harvested

After the flowers and seeds have developed, the flowers must be harvested before completely drying out. If the flower petals dry and shrink too much the chia seeds will fall out when picked and the yield will be significantly less. After the flower is collected it’s sent to a facility to separate the seeds from the flowers. The flowers are placed in machines that roll and crush the flower, releasing the chia seeds. The seeds and crushed flowers are then sifted to remove flowers petals and stems, leaving the seeds behind to be scanned for any contaminants before packing.

Use

Chia seeds have a taste similar to poppy seeds, can be used in recipes and drinks alike, and are high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber.

Source

From cultivated organic chia plants – seeds separated from mature, seeded flower stalks

Paraguay and Argentina

VarietySalivia hispanica L.
OriginParaguay and Argentina

Certifications

Typical nutrition per 100g

calories444
Calories from Fat282.6
Total Fat31.4g
Saturated Fat3.8g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium0.01mg
Potassium530mg
Total Carbohydrate4.9g
Dietary Fiber33.7g
Total Sugars0.8g
Protein21.2g
Vitamin A0IU
Vitamin C0mg
Calcium500mg
Iron7.71mg