Spectrum Essentials Chia Seed
12 OZ, .8 lbs. Item # 867884
Dietary Supplement. Discover this sacred Aztec seed. Neutral taste. 4 g dietary fiber per serving. Higher in antioxidant activity than blueberries (ORAC testing for antioxidant activity showed Chia Seed at 119 per g versus 65 per g for blueberries). Rich in omega-3 (ALA) fatty acids. 2.4 g omega-3 per serving. Ready to use! The taste of goodness. What is good taste? For most people taste is simply a matter of flavor. We believe that the taste of goodness is about making conscious and thoughtful decisions about the foods we eat, the planet we share and the people we work with every day. The wisdom of the ancients rediscovered. Grown in Mexico, chia seed was a diet staple of the Aztecs and Mayans. The chia seed's nutrients provided sustained energy during long hunts and had numerous medical benefits. Revered by the people, chia seed was often used in religious ceremonies which led to its ban by the Spanish during their conquest of the region. Today we know that chia is a nutritional powerhouse with a lengthy list of benefits. It is a valuable source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid that helps support normal cardiovascular function and fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract and can have a positive effect on cholesterol. Chia seeds are easily digestible and do not need to be ground. With its versatility and mild, nutty flavor, chia seed is a healthful addition to any diet. Gluten free. No preservatives. www.spectrumorganics.com. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.) Packaged in the USA. Product of Australia.
Suggested Serving: 1 tbsp. daily. Add to yogurt, cereal, smoothies or salads; eat it whole or ground, raw or in baked goods. Chia Seeds soaked in water (9:1 ratio) form a gel that can be flavored and enjoyed as a snack. Add some Chia Seeds to a water bottle to help keep the body hydrated during exercise. Consult your healthcare practitioner for your individual needs. Refrigerate after opening: This light-protective pouch has been flushed with an inert gas and sealed airtight to ensure optimum nutritive benefits and maximum product freshness. To store, press air out of pouch and seal tightly. Best if used within 3-4 months after opening. Can be frozen to extend shelf life.