Matakana Organic Chia Seeds 250g sealed pouch
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Chia seed, grown in its natural environment in the fertile plains of Central and South America, has an amazingly high nutritional profile and is one of the greatest superfoods known to man. According to Aztec legend, one mouthful of the mystical seeds could sustain a warrior in battle for 24 hours! Modern science has discovered that chia seeds contain a powerful combination of high grade omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fibre and numerous vitamins and minerals to help nourish your body from within.Chia is a mild-tasting, gluten-free and versatile wholefood and a great addition to the family diet.
Chia - Salvia hispanica - originally from the Central Mexican Valleys and Guatemala formed part of the staple diet of the Aztecs. Arrival of the Conquistadores saw the systematic destruction of Chia to suppress the population, which believed the mystical seeds could impart incredible strength and endurance. Only recently has it been rediscovered and planted in commercial crops - now becoming a worldwide food phenomenon. It is safe to say Chia is one of the most nutrient-dense foods known to man.
The best quality Chia seed comes from its native habitat in the fertile plains of Central and South America where it is grown traditionally without the use of pesticides.
Chia has all the ingredients to make it a star "brainfood". Its omegas are not only beneficial for memory and concentration but also for supporting your child's performance at school both in the classroom and on the playing field. Furthermore, Chia has an incredible GI-index (long slow burn) enhancing performance on the sports field while giving you the extra energy to get through a long day at work - all this while providing a super-boost of antioxidants, minerals and protein (without extra calories) and in a balance that nature provides only in wholefoods.
Chia is a highly nutritious gluten-free whole food that has many applications. Added to the family diet, it's great added to just about anything - the possibilities are endless! Sprinkle on breakfast cereals, salads, smoothies, sandwiches and incorporate into home baking and breads. Try a tablespoon of Chia in half a cup of yoghurt and a handful of blueberries - yum!
Chia has a mild nutty taste and is usually loved by even the most discerning child.
Recommended daily intake: 1-2 Tablespoons per day.
We offer you genuine spray-free Chia seed grown sustainably in its native habitat - Central/South America.
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