Organic Chia Seeds
Containing nearly 5 times more calcium than milk, and 3 times more iron than spinach, chia seeds are an ancient natural food and a leading modern day “super food”.
Ingredients: 100% Chia seeds
Country of Origin: South America
Botanical Name: Salvia Hispanica
Originating from the South American herb the chia plant, also known as the chia sage, it is a member of the mint family. Traditionally chia seeds formed a core part of local cuisine as flour, cereal and mixed in drinks. Enriched with a plethora of useful proteins and vitamins, chia seeds also embody large quantities of omega 6 and 3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds boast an abundant nutritional profile with approximately 20% protein and more omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant, including flax seeds. Our chia seeds are also routinely tested and analysed for contaminants, to ensure that the final product is completely pure and free from heavy metal residues and pesticides.
At Detox Trading we stock a large range of tasty and nutritious seeds, check them out here.
Typically chia seeds contain 7.7mg of iron per 100g. This is quite high compared to broccoli for example which has 0.7mg per 100g, however you there are a host of other products that you could look at too…
Spinach powder 26.69mg/100g
Spirulina powder 28.5mg/100g
Chlorella powder 104mg/100g
This product has been tested for pesticides, artificial fertilisers, heavy metals, e.coli, yeast, mould, salmonella and foreign matter. This product contains no bulking agents, added sugar, palm oil or GMO.
Approved health benefits of chia seeds *
Nervous system support
Normal muscle function
Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Healthy blood coagulation
Normal psychological function
Maintenance of healthy digestive system
Normal cognitive function
Process of cell division & specialisation
Formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
Maintenance of bones & teeth
Oxygen transport in the body
Normal function of cell membranes
Immune system support
* These approved health benefits are based on the detailed nutritional composition of the product we supply. These health benefits may not be applicable to similar products from other suppliers.
Chia seeds have a high soluble fibre content; these tiny seeds can hold up to twenty times their weight in water. When they are mixed with liquid, they form a gel in your stomach that curb your calorie intake by making you feel full for longer and absorb excess moisture, which makes feel you have eaten more than you really have.
Chia seeds digest slowly, also contributing to feeling fuller and more satisfied for longer.
Chia seeds have a vast nutritional profile, which nourishes your body inside and out.
2 tablespoons (20g) of chia seeds daily can provide over 4000mg of omega-3, to help you restore the lost balance between omega-3 and omega-6.
Chia can be added to smoothies, in breakfast bowls, made in to chia pudding, in raw cakes and puddings, in baking, in vegan cooking as a ‘chia egg’ and so much more.
How our chia seeds are processed
Our chia is grown on farms across South America, with locations in Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. These all fall within chia’s naturally occurring range, and by partnering with farmers in more than one country we are able to guarantee a consistent supply of quality chia at fair prices, even when weather conditions vary. There are a total of 30 farms producing our chia, and all of our farmers are paid a fair price for their crops. The growing process is also standardised so that every batch of chia represents the same high quality.
The seed lineages grown on our farms have been developed over 500 years by native Nahua villagers who have been domesticating the wild chia plant for generations, using selective breeding to improve the natural resistance of the plants to pests. The mature chia plants are cut between November and January, depending on the location of the crop, and the small seeds are easily separated from the coarse plant material so that after harvesting the crop is already 96% pure seed. The seeds are then passed through a vibration cleaning mechanism which separates the quality chia seed from any small pebbles and other impurities.
Occasionally the seeds may be damp after harvesting in which case they are placed on a cloth strung approximately a metre above the ground, under which warm air is passed until they are completely dried. To further guarantee the purity of the final product the seeds are passed over magnets which remove the smallest particles, and then stored below 25°C where the high antioxidant levels act as a natural preservative keeping them fresh. Our chia seeds are also routinely tested and analysed for contaminants, to ensure that the final product is completely pure and free from heavy metal residues and pesticides.
Nutritional info Per 100g
Energy KJ – 1893KJ
Energy Kcal – 459Kcal
Protein – 21.9g
Carbohydrate – 2.34g
of which sugars – 1.5g
Fat – 32.7g
of which saturates – 3.52g
of which mono-unsaturates – 2.77g
Omega 9 – 2g of which polyunsaturates – 24.87g
Omega 3 – 18.7g
Omega 6 – 6.2g
Fibre – 33.9g
Salt – 0.01g
Vitamin A – 21μg
Vitamin E – 0.476mg
Vitamin C – 1.35mg
Potassium – 685mg
Calcium – 582mg
Phosphorus – 696mg
Magnesium – 301mg
Iron – 6.48mg
Packed on premises that handles nuts & seeds.
Allergen free from:
Peanut, Peanut Oil
Milk & Derivatives
Wheat & Gluten
Other Known Allergens
Free from any GMO