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Chia Seeds 1kg

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$3.74 / 100g (Serving size 15g | No. serves = 66.6)

NATURAL SOURCE OF INSOLUBLE FIBRE AND PROTEIN  |  CONTAINS OVER 20% OMEGA 3  |  RAW, GLUTEN FREE

With no additives or colourings, our Chia Seeds are very versatile and ideal for adding to smoothies, making muesli or chia porridge, sprinkling on salads or use in baking. A natural source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.

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Our story… why we source and supply Chia Seeds

Due to their wonderful Omega 3 properties and versatility, Cyndi began looking for a local source of chia seeds in recent years, but realised that sometimes there is a reason food has a native home – when we don’t have all the right environmental factors, the seed may not be as nutritionally dense as those grown in their native habitat.  Changing Habits organic Chia Seeds are sustainably grown in Mexico at high altitude, in rich, fertile volcanic soil with a mineral rich water supply. 


 

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, 16g/100g protein with a balance amino acid profile, over 30g/100g fibre 26g of which is insoluble fibre which has been shown to be beneficial to gut health, over 21g/100g Omega 3 ALA essential fatty acids, plus many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.    

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 realised that sometimes there is a reason food has a native home – when we don’t have all the right environmental factors, the seed may not be as nutritionally dense as those grown in their native habitat.

Changing Habits organic Chia Seeds are sustainably grown in Mexico using a traditional farmer cooperative method. Grown in an area known as the land of “eternal spring”, the fertile volcanic soil and mineral rich water from the surrounding mountains ensures a nutrient dense crop. Our chia seeds also have a high oil content, due to be being grown at high altitudes – 1,800m above sea level. 

The nutritional value of the seed lies in the fatty acid profile, over 26% essential fatty acid with over 20 % omega 3 is within this tiny nutritious seed.  This is an amazing seed to include in your diet to increase your dietary intake of essential fatty acids, amino acids and prebiotics.

Chia seeds contain natural antioxidants which protects the sensitive fats in the seeds from going rancid, protecting the nutrients and giving the chia seeds a naturally long shelf life.

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. They contain both soluble and insoluble fibre which are both important for gut health. Insoluble fibre makes up around 80 per cent of the fibre in chia seeds. This adds bulk to the diet and can help regulate bowel movements and manage constipation.  

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The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained regarding this product is intended for education and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace medical care. The product described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. Please refer to our Disclaimer regarding our products.
 

Chia seeds are very versatile. They can be added to smoothies, mixed with nuts and seeds to make a muesli, added to coconut water or milk to make a chia porridge, sprinkled on salad or used in baking.

The serving suggestion for chia seeds is 15g (3 teaspoons).

100% organic chia seeds

Chia’ is the ancient Mayan word for ‘Strength’ as chia seeds are often praised for their ability to provide sustained energy and promote fullness.

The many essential minerals in chia seeds have a vital role in bone mineralisation, red blood cell production and enzyme synthesis, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.

It is incredibly easy to incorporate chia seeds into you diet due to their mild taste. They can be sprinkled over porridge, fruit or yoghurt; added to cooked or raw muesli’s; used in baked goods, bliss balls and raw desserts; made into puddings; or added to smoothies, juices, dips, jelly or jams.

Chia seeds can also be used as an egg replacement when soaked in water when cooking baked goods.

Fibre: Chia seeds are up 40% fibre in weight. Fibre also feeds the good bacteria in the intestine, which is important because it keeps your microbiome well fed which is necessary for our health. Chia seeds can absorb 10 times their weight in water because of all the fibre and become gel-like. They expand in your stomach to increase fullness and slow down the absorption of food.

Insoluble fibre: Insoluble fibre does not ferment in the colon and provides a bulking action which tends to increase stool regularity.

Protein: By weight chia seeds are 14% protein and have a good balance of essential amino acids so our bodies can make use of the protein in them. They have been shown to decrease appetite and cravings.

Omega 3 ALA: Chia seeds are composed of 20% Omega 3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids, specifically ALA. The Omega 3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation and enhance cognitive performance, which is important for brain health.

Calcium: A serving of chia seeds has 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium. Gram for gram chia seeds contain more calcium compared to dairy products.

Manganese: One serve of chia seeds (28 grams) has 30% of the recommended intake of manganese which helps your body use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin.

Magnesium: One serve of chia seeds contains 30% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium.

Potassium: Chia seeds contain twice the amount of potassium as bananas.

Phosphorous: Phosphorous is used by the body to synthesise protein for cell and tissue growth and repair. Chia seeds contain 27% of the daily recommended intake of phosphorous.

Type 2 Diabetes: Chia seeds play an important role in regulating insulin levels; they are a natural blood sugar balancer due to their high fibre and healthy fat content.

Easily digested: The human body can easily digest chia seeds and unlike other seeds, chia seeds do not have to be ground up to be eaten.

Antioxidants: Chia seeds are high in antioxidants making them a very stable source of Omega 3 enabling it to be stored for extended periods of time without becoming rancid.

3 reviews for Chia Seeds 1kg

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I love my CH Chia seeds. The quality is exceptional, and the package size perfect.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Fran
    Even though this is now available elsewhere, I so admired the work that Changing Habits originally put into sourcing this organic chia from its mother place of production, Mexico.

    I use it in smoothies, chia pudding, bread, bliss balls, and it is such an easy item to take and use when travelling. For this I put chia, cacao, and goji berries together, and then mix a small quantity with desired liquid as needed.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Fran (verified owner)
    Even though this great product is available elsewhere, I admire the work that Changing Habits originally put into sourcing this Chia from its mother place of production, Mexico.
    I use it in smoothies, chia porridge, bread, bliss balls, and it is such an easy item to carry and use when travelling – for this I mix the chia seeds with cacao, goji berries, as a dry mix, and add liquid to small quantities of it as needed.

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