Chia seeds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, this ancient Inca superfood is a complete protein (containing all 9 essential amino acids) – proteins are the main building blocks of the body and are used to make muscles, tendons, organs and skin.
Our Organic Chia Seeds contain more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk, iron is essential for the blood, calcium – in conjunction with magnesium and phosphorus which are also contained in high amounts – is responsible for promoting healthy bones and teeth, muscle contraction and relaxation and cell communication.
Rich in vitamins B1, B3 and biotin (vitamin B7) – these are all very important vitamins for the brain and work in tandem to protect the nervous system – vitamin B3 in particular is a powerful anti-oxidant for the brain.
There are also high amounts of zinc, copper and manganese– these essential minerals work best together and promote healthy immune function, help to fight free radicals and are vital for healthy nails and shiny hair!
Lastly but by no means least, selenium and chromium make up the impressive nutrient profile of chia seeds. Selenium supports the immune system and is an essential component of the thyroid, chromium is essential for glucose metabolism and normalises glucose levels in the blood.
Enjoy these little nutritional powerhouses in smoothies, sprinkled on top of yoghurt or salads or add to stews and soups to thicken!
How to use:
Our Wholefoods are 100% pure and unprocessed with nothing added. They are simple and easy to integrate into your daily diet. Seeds can be roasted or soaked and sprouted. Nuts can be made into nut milk, nut butter or snacked upon. Fruits can flavour a cake, bread or biscuits, or make a great topping to breakfast cereal.
Nuts, seeds and dried fruit all make great ingredients for a superfood snack trail mix, and can supply essential daily nutrients whilst being delicious and satisfying.
This is a ready to eat food and can be sprinkled over all foods and prepared meals. Also Chia Seeds can be blended as part of a breakfast smoothie. Chia seeds can be left in a pint of water, stirring occasionally, to form chia gel which can be used to eat or replace other fats to make nutritious dips or dressings.
Serve as required. Do not consume more than 15g per day.
1 teaspoon equals 4 grams (1 tsp = 4g)
Quality and Manufacture:
- Produced to GMP standards.
- Certified Organic by the Organic Food Federation.
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
- 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
Indigo Herbs Organic Chia Seeds are bought at fair trade prices, grown to standardized practices and represent 500 years of selective cultivation from wild Chia plants. From November to January the Chia plants are harvested and the seed separated from the raw plant material. All seed is then passed through a vibration cleaning machine to separate any grit and other pollutants form the pure seed. If the seed is still moist they very gently dried before being tested for heavy metals and pesticides. This whole process guarantees that our Chia is some of the purest on the market.
*As with any high dietary fibre food, exercise caution when treating severe constipation.*