WHAT ARE CHIA SEEDS?
Chia Seeds popularity has grown rapidly over the last few years and for good reason. These tiny black and white seed pack a huge punch in relation to their size. Chia Seeds make an ideal snack for between meals, or can be added to meals and shakes to boost nutritional content.
Chia seeds come from the plant Salvia Hispanica, native to southern Mexico and Guatemala. Both the Mayans and Aztecs used Chia Seeds as a staple food source. Indeed, the Aztecs considered iChia Seeds more valuable than gold. In Mayan cultures, Chia actually means 'strength'.
BULK POWDERS™ Chia Seeds are sourced from South America and have a mild, yet slightly nutty taste. They are of the highest quality guaranteed, with an outstanding nutritional profile. They contain high levels of protein (20g per 100g), are an excellent source of fibre (38g per 100g) as well as omega fatty acids, fibre and minerals.
BENEFITS OF CHIA SEEDS?
- 20g protein per 100g – contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass
- 60% Omega-3
- Richest plant source of Omega 3
- Also contains Omega 6 and 9
- 10g fibre per 25g serving
- Double the fibre content of oats
- 25g serving contains twice the amount of iron and magnesium as spinach
- Also a great source of calcium, manganese, potassium and phosphorus
- All 8 essential amino acids
- Contains naturally occuring tryptophan
WHY BUY CHIA SEEDS?
BULK POWDERS™ Chia Seeds offers unbeatable value for money compared to other Chia Seed products. If you’re looking to boost the nutritional content of other meals such as porridge or even shakes, Chia Seeds make an excellent choice.
WHO ARE CHIA SEEDS SUITABLE FOR?
There is a popular book called "Born To Run" by Christopher McDougall, which promotes the use of Chia. McDougall would mix a serving of Chia Seeds with water and lime to make a gooey concoction. Although it did not look or taste particularly great, McDougall stated that "In terms of nutritional content, a tablespoon of Chia is like a smoothie made from salmon and spinach."
When Chia Seeds are mixed with water, the liquid takes on a gooey appearance. This is due to Chia's ability to draw in water, making it a perfect addition to an intra-workout drink – keeping you fully hydrated throughout your workout.Disclaimer: Implied results may vary. Individuals will respond differently. Implied results assume an appropriate nutrition and training plan.
Chia Seeds Ingredients
100% Chia Seeds.
Chia Seeds Nutrition Information
Per 25g Serving:
Energy kJ/Kcal 456/109, Carbohydrate 0.5g, (of which sugars) 0g, Protein 5g, Fat 7.75g, (of which saturates) 0.75g, Fibre 9.48g, Salt 0g.
Per 100g Serving:
Energy kJ/Kcal 1825/436, Carbohydrate 2g, (of which sugars) 0g, Protein 20g, Fat 31g, (of which saturates) 3g, Fibre 37.9g, Salt 0g.
Vegans & Vegetarians.
Consumption of Chia Seeds is self-limiting, so we advise using them in accordance with your dietary requirements.
There are no direct synergists of Chia Seeds, but we suggest sprinkling them over porridge (we recommend Ultra Fine Scottish Oats), cereal, or added to your favourite Protein Supplement for additional texture and nutritional value.