chiaOrigin: Bolivia

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The word "chia" in the language of the tribe Maya means "strength." The seeds were used by these  ancient cultures like  mega-energy food. Today it is defined as a super food because of the high nutritional value it has.
Chia contains 2 times more protein than other crops, 5 times more calcium than in animal milk, plus the quantity of boron that helps to convert calcium into bone structure.  Chia has 2 times more potassium than bananas, 3 times more antioxidants than blackcurrant 3 times more iron than in spinach and large quantities of vitamins A, D, E, K ,magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc. It is extremely rich in omega-3 and omega-6.

Chia slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar stabilizing metabolic changes and  thus creating  more lasting effect on the supply of energy for the body.

Chia seeds are an ideal source of protein, providing our body essential amino acids in an easily absorbable form.
They are also a great source of soluble fiber.


Nutritional value:

Nutrition facts for 100 g.
Energy 490 Kcal
  2050 kJ
Fats, 31 g
of which saturates 3 g
Carbohydrate, 44 g
of which sugars 0 g
Protein 16 g
Fibres 38 g
Sodium 0 g


Chia is contained in the following types of NICS:

290x100 chia apricot brazil290x100 berries chia aronia