Chia seeds are obtained from the Salvia hispanica plant (mint family), and is native to Central America. Chia seed was an important part of the diet of the Aztec and Maya culture. It is extremely rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, even richer than salmon (per gram). Omega-3 is essential for our heart, blood vessels, brain and eyes. Especially for people who prefer not to eat fish or animal products (vegans and vegetarians), it may be advisable to put chia seeds on the menu more often.
Chia seeds are a great plant-based protein source, with 18.9% protein composition. It also contains 20% more protein than eggs. A 100 gram serving contains 17 grams of protein. In addition, it contains 9 essential amino acids (protein building blocks) that we have to get from food because our body cannot make them itself. Proteins are important for muscle growth and recovery. It has also been shown to aid in weight loss and fat loss.
In addition, chia is an excellent source of calcium (631 mg per 100 grams) and ensures that your body absorbs calcium better. This is in contrast to milk, which actually removes calcium from your bones. Gram for gram, chia seeds contain more calcium than a glass of milk.
Chia has a natural and mild taste and is delicious in a smoothie, salad, breakfast with muesli or cereal, yogurt and pudding.
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Available in cardboard displays of (11 x 180 grams | 12 x 45 grams).
May contain traces of nuts, peanuts, soy, gluten and sesame.
Store in a dark, cool, packed and dry place. Due to the high fat content, chia seeds are best kept in the refrigerator to prevent them from going rancid. Do not keep them too long and eat them as soon as possible.
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Nutritional value chia seeds per 100 grams
|Energy||1823 Kj / 435 Kcal|
|– of which saturated fat||3,3 g|
|– of which sugars||0,0 g|
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