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Chia is an ancient high-nutrient whole food that is native to Mexico. From the genus Salvia in the mint family and nutty in flavor, its name means ‘oily’, as it is rich in short chain Omega-3 fatty acids. The higher elevations and cooler growing conditions produce optimal crops with higher ALA content.
Chia’s well-earned reputation comes from its dense nutritional profile, which includes an average of 20% protein, 34% oil and 25% both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.
Chia is a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber (primarily mucilaginous soluble fiber), complete protein, iron, magnesium, calcium and other vitamins and minerals essential to maintenance of health.
Chia contains primarily black seeds, which are known to be higher in anti-oxidants. Because of its ample short chain Omega-3 content, the increased anti-oxidants protect these oils from going rancid. It is therefore safe to store Chia for years without degradation.
The body uses its enzymatic reserves to convert Chia’s ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid) content to EPA and DPA, as part of its biological priorities. Chia also provides a full spectrum of other healthy fatty acids in a complete nutritional package.
Purica Chia is a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber (primarily mucilaginous soluble fiber), complete protein, iron, magnesium, calcium and other vitamins and minerals essential to maintenance of health.
|Purica Chia Seed (Salvia Hispanica)
Directions for use:
Use 1 – 3 teaspoons in your Smoothie or in baking or cooking. It can also be added to baby foods, sprinkled on vegetables and salads, or eaten on its own. Mix in water and add freshly squeezed lemon or lime to make a Mexican ‘ChiaFresca’. Drink upon mixing, as it becomes gelatinous quickly.