Chia is a natural product with a neutral taste and natural odor. When its roasted, it has a slight nutty taste. However, when the seeds are mixed with other ingredients they have a completely neutral taste. Chia combines many different healthy nutrients in a single food and is a perfect addition to daily nutrition.

Health benefits:

  • High levels of healthy, polyunsaturated omega 3, fatty acid.
  • Contains protein.
  • Contains high levels of fibre.
  • Contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
  • In 2009 chia seeds were licensed as a new food additive in Europe under the Directive concerning Novel Foods.

Uses:

  • The seeds are easy to use as an ingredient because they have a neutral taste.
  • If you use Chia in your baking you will simply be giving your bread an additional nutrient boost.
  • As an addition to your breakfast cereals.
Nutritional information per 100g of Chia seeds
  • Energy: 490 kcl
  • Protein:14 g
  • Total fat:31 g
  • Saturated fat:3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 23 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Fiber: 34.4g
  • Calcium: 631 mg
  • Iron: 7.72mg
  • Selenium: ?55.2 ug
  • Phosporus: 860 mg
  • Magnesium 335 mg
  • Potassium : 407 mg
  • Vitamin A: 54 UI
  • Vitamin C: 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin E: 0.5 mg