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Chia Seeds

Our cheesy salad booster is the ultimate seasoning for every meal. It's made from sprouted seeds, savory and zest seasonings, veggies and superfoods. Sprinkle on salads and soups!

Cherry Chia Kale Granola is a new and excitingly delicious treat. Made with all greens and no grains, these kale chip pieces are gluten-free, raw, not baked, and loaded with amazing flavors.

Chia Bran is made by cold pressing of the chia seed to produce chia oil. After the oil is pressed from the seed, the remaining seed is ground and packaged as chia bran.

Ground Chia Seeds are perfect for baked goods, smoothies, or mixing into yogurt.

The new Chia Ginger Superfood Cereal picks up where ancient traditions left off, combining the supergrains chia, quinoa, and amaranth in one delicious blend.

Chia oil is a rich natural source of omega fatty acids. A wonderful addition to your diet.

Revered by the Aztecs, chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses that keep thousands of customers coming back to this top seller. My mom puts chia seeds in her cereal every morning. Ch-ch-ch-chia!

These energy and flavor packed organic chia energy squares are ideal for hikers or sports enthusiasts. Loaded with organic chia seeds, organic dates, organic cashews and more!

Chia seeds grow naturally in the wild. It is near impossible to have them certified organic. Until now! These all natural sought after chia seeds are absolutely incredible for you.

All natural and very hard to find, these organic white chia seeds are a nutritious powerhouse. They contain the same rich nutritional content of black chia seeds.

The ultimate seasoning for every meal. Made from sprouted seeds, savory seasonings, veggies and superfoods. Sprinkle some on your salads, soups, and whole grains for great flavor and a nutritional boost!

Make your next cookie a super cookie! This flour blend is created out of sprouted almonds, sprouted buckwheat and superfoods leaving it full of minerals, digestible proteins, and pre-biotic soluble fiber.

Ground White Chia Seeds are perfect for baked goods, smoothies, or mixing into yogurt.

All natural and very hard to find, these white chia seeds are a nutritious powerhouse. They contain the same high nutritional value as black chia seeds.

Our customers often wonder, “What is Chia?” Some have heard about the unbelievably high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients present in Chia seeds. Others have read that Chia is highly regarded by runners and other athletes. And many know Chia as the namesake of Chia Pets, novelty animal figurines popular in the 1980s.

Chia is the common name for salvia hispanica, a plant species which is closely related to sage and other herbs. It was cultivated by the Aztec Empire, who held the crop in such esteem that they collected it as an annual tribute. Chia seeds were a main component of the Aztec diet, and they believed just a tablespoon of Chia seeds was enough to sustain a warrior for twenty-four hours.

Although Chia has long been an important crop of Mexico and the southwestern United States, the crop has recently been “rediscovered” by the rest of the world, largely because the Aztecs were spot on about all of its health benefits. Chia is considered a superfood because of its rich nutritional and antioxidant content. Chia seeds contain extremely high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, calcium, and many essential minerals.

One well-known group of Chia eaters is the Tarahumara tribe of Mexico, known for their prodigious long-distance running ability and spotlighted in “Born to Run,” by Christopher McDougall. McDougall describes how the Tarahumara, who can run over one hundred miles with little effort, consider Chia seeds one of the two most important staples of their diet. This has led many American runners to begin adding Chia to their meals.

Chia seeds have a cool and useful property called hydrophilia: they can soak up to ten times their weight in water, creating a gel. People looking to lose weight often eat Chia seeds, because research suggests that when this gel is formed in the stomach, it causes the body to absorb calories more slowly and makes people feel fuller faster. Preliminary research shows the gel can be especially beneficial to diabetics by slowing the rate at which the body converts carbohydrates to sugar. Because of Chia seeds’ water-absorption properties, athletes often eat them to keep themselves hydrated. (This is also the secret to Chia Pets: the gel that the seeds form when soaked in water binds them to the clay surface of the figurines.)

What is Chia used for? Chia seeds can be eaten raw, soaked in water or fruit juice, or added to pretty much any other food. Chia seeds (unlike flax seeds) don’t require grinding to obtain their nutritional value, and are often used in, mixed with, or sprinkled on porridges, puddings, baked goods, salads, nutrition bars, and yogurt. You can find a list of Chia recipes.