Chia Seeds

Chia seed is a potent superfood. The edible seeds of the Central American plant Salvia Hispanica were originally consumed by the... Chia seed is a potent superfood. The edible seeds of the Central American plant Salvia Hispanica were originally consumed by the Mayas and Aztecs, as a main source of energy. These seeds have been consumed for over 5500 years!

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Chia seed 

Chia seed is a potent superfood. The edible seeds of the Central American plant Salvia Hispanica were originally consumed by the Mayas and Aztecs, as a main source of energy. These seeds have been consumed for over 5500 years! 

They provide natural sources of fibre (30%), protein (20%), essential fatty acids (30%), and carbohydrate. These make great additions to pastries, breakfast cereals or shakes. Also, because of the high amount of soluble fiber, chia seeds also absorb a lot of water and can expand up to 10 times their original size when soaked. Therefore, they are often used as a low-carb replacement to oats.

Key health aspects

In terms of natural foods, chia seeds are an amazing source of fibre, protein, and essential fatty acids. in addition, they are natural sources of several micronutrients. 

✓ Complete protein

✓ Fibre 

✓Calcium, phosphorous & zinc

 


Complete protein 

The protein content of the functional chia seed is one of the primary reasons it has been in the human diet since the 1500s. Approximately 18-25% of the total chia weight is protein, which is made up of an optimal balance of essential and non-essential amino acids! This is an especially valuable source of protein for plant-based eaters. Protein is essential for tissue repair and muscle maintenance. It can also help reduce appetite.

 

Essential fatty acids

Chia seeds are also a plant-source of ALA, which is an Omega-3 essential fatty acid. These are essential because they are needed for numerous bodily processes such as brain function and hormone production.