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Our story… why we source and supply Chia Seeds
Due to their Omega 3 ALA properties and how versatility they are to use, Cyndi began looking for a local source of chia seeds, but we wanted organically grown. Realising that this was not currently available we sourced our chia from its native home – South America.
History of Chia Seeds
Chia (Salvia Hispanica) comes from the Mayan word meaning strength and these tiny seeds are nutrition packed. Legend has it that the Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds to fuel performance and seen as a survival food as well as a food for generations to thrive. It’s not hard to see why. When we look at the nutritional profile, 19.5g/100g protein, 23g/100g fibre, 17.5g/100g Omega 3 ALA essential fatty acids.
Our Chia Seeds story
At Changing Habits we pride ourselves with FOSET (Foods; organic, sustainable, ethical and trusted). Sometimes it takes us years to find the right food that fit the criteria.
Many years ago we began looking for a local source of chia, but wanting to purchase an organically grown product that didn’t use chemical so we realised that we would have a source them from their native home, South America.
Due to the high fibre content of chia seeds, they absorb up to 10 times their own weight in water so they can be used in cooking to replace eggs which is beneficial for vegans and those with egg intolerances.
The carbohydrates in chia seeds are predominantly fibre. This adds bulk to the diet and can help regulate bowel movements and manage constipation.
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