About Chia Powder Organic
Chia seeds, native to Central America, are known as “power” or “healing” seeds and have been consumed by ancient Latin American cultures for centuries. Chia seeds provides a healthy dose of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, iron, and fiber which are important for your health and wellbeing. Chia protein powder is chia seeds that have been ground to a powder, making it suitable.
Chia seeds came from a dessert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. The 1mm elliptical seeds are varieties of gray, black and white, and when soaked they can absorb up to twelve times their weight in liquid, developing a mucilaginous coating that gives chia-based foods and beverages a gel-like texture.
Mild, slightly nutty flavour which blends well with sweet and savoury flavours.
Storage and shelf life
The proper way to store chia is to store it in an airtight container. This keeps the seeds away from bacteria that make the decomposition process faster, and keeps the odors away that can permeate the chia and make it lose its flavor. Chia powder decomposes faster than whole seeds; therefore, keep them refrigerated or frozen once you get home. Refrigerated, Organic Chia Protein powder will last up to a year.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Per 100 grams) of chia powder
Energy 2033 Kj / 486 Kcal
Fat 30.7 grams; Saturated: 3.33g; Monounsaturated: 2.31 grams; Polyunsaturated: 23.67 grams, Omega-3: 17.83 grams; Omega-6: 5.84 grams; Trans: 0.14 grams
Carbohydrates 42,1 g
Fibers 34,4 g
Protein 16,4 g
Salt 0.2 g
Notably, chia seeds are also free of gluten.
How to use
Chia powder can be mixed into almost anything – into pancakes, smoothies, cereals, oatmeal – or sprinkled on to salads, puddings, crisp toppings, or yogurt
Chia powder or chia seeds can be mixed into warm liquids such as coffee and teas. It can even be used in cooking, especially with soups. Our Chia Seed Powder doesn’t dissolve in water. Add 1 tsp daily to smoothies, sauces and soups for a boost of fibre and protein.
Babies can benefit from all the nutrition that chia seeds provide. It helps with digestion, feeling full for a longer period of time. It can add calcium if your child is not a big milk drinker or a dairy allergy.
Other interesting information
Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) was originated from Mexico and Guatemala; it has been the part of human food for about 5500 years. Traditionally, the seeds were used by Aztecs and Mayas people in the preparation of folk medicines, food and canvases. In pre-historic times in Columbian societies, it was the second main crop after beans. The word chia is derived from a Spanish word chian which means oily, it is oilseed, with a power house of omega-3 fatty acids, superior quality protein, higher extent of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and wide range of polyphenolic antioxidants which act as antioxidant and safeguard the seeds from chemical and microbial breakdown (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926888/