Black Chia Seeds are one of Vivapura’s “Top Ten Superfoods". Certainly a noteworthy food that really gives you a powerful boost! It is considered by many to be Nature’s perfect food!
Traditionally Chia Seeds have been used by the Mayan, Aztec and Native cultures of the South Western US and Mexico to increase stamina and endurance. Today, modern science has revealed Chia’s significant nutrients and profound healing properties. No wonder the Chia Pet gained such popularity in the 1980s. People are simply drawn to the tiny black seed.
Optimal balance of Essential Fatty Acid (EFAs): Chia is the best
source of omega 3 and omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids – provides the
optimum 3:1 ratio. EFAs are known for their antidepressive effects and
chia is full of them.
Easily Digestible: The shells are
easily broken down, even when swallowed whole. There is no need to grind
the seed in order to process them through the digestive tract (unlike
flax seeds). This makes them easy to travel with and to eat early in
the morning without waking up your household.
: Chia is highly hydrophilic, meaning it absorbs large amounts
of water – about 10 times their weight. As such they are a great
enhancer in hydrating our bodies. The water we drink is absorbed by the
seed holding it in our system longer. You stay hydrated longer, and
retain electrolytes in your bodily fluids. Great for athletes.
: Chia Seeds slow down how fast our bodies convert
carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. When mixed with water or
stomach juices, the seeds form a gel that creates a physical barrier
between the carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them
down. The carbohydrates thereby are digested and converted into glucose
(blood sugar) at a slow, uniform rate. There is no insulin surge or
spike needed to lower the blood sugar level. This creates steady, stable
blood glucose levels, also yielding steady, high energy levels.
: Chia may help you lose excess weight, for two reasons. The
first is that they are so filling that you will eat less of other foods.
The second reason is that they actually bulk up and cleanse your body
of old "junk" in your intestines. An excellent addition to a detox
Nutrient Dense: The nutritional value per volume
is astounding, a little goes a long way. Chia Contains 20% or more
protein which helps reduce cravings.
Chia is also rich in the following: fiber, magnesium, calcium, essential
fatty acids (especially ALA, a type of Omega 3 fatty acid), and
antioxidants (unlike flax).
Mild tasting: Chia offer a
mild nutty flavor and a pleasant crunch (when eaten dry) and creates a
thickening hydrating gel when soaked or added to liquids.
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Packaging: 16 oz Resealable Compostable BPA Free Biotrē® Film Bag
**Note: chia is 99.9% pure and may contain small amount of sediment due to organic nature of product.
Egg substitute recipe:
- Use as a nutrient-dense thickener in smoothies.
- Add to homemade salad dressing.
- Use in dehydrated cookies, breads, and energy bars or in baked goods.
- Thickener & Egg Substitute
- Use ground or whole chia as a binder for your favorite recipes.
- Or substitute equal amounts Chia for flax seeds.
1 "egg"= 3 T water to 1 T chia seeds. Soak in water for 5-15 minutes. Add to recipe.
Raw Porridge recipe:
Hand mix 1 part whole or ground Chia Seeds with 4 parts
water or nut mylk. Allow 5-15 minutes for Chia to fully absorb liquid. Add a
sweetener and any other desired ingredients.
Best kept refrigerated for longer shelf life.