AED 20 / bag (170g)
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Sun&Seed Organic Chia Seeds
Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia, a member of the mint family from southern Mexico. In pre-Columbian times, chia seeds were a staple of Aztec and Mayan diets. 1 tablespoon of the seeds could sustain a person for 24 hours.
The chia seed is an excellent source of soluble fibre, a good source of protein and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3. Organic chia seeds can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid and don’t require grinding.
Organic chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds’ lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids — specifically, of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fibre, with a whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons. That is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fibre per day.
These tiny seeds are also rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, ageing and cancer. Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. Therefore, all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds can be obtained on a gluten-free diet.
The outer layer of chia seeds swells when mixed with liquids to form a gel. This can be used in place of eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of foods and baked goods. To make the egg replacement, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 15 minutes.Unlike flaxseeds, which are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and minerals, chia seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient or egg- replacement benefits.
Chia seeds can play an important role in regulating insulin levels. They can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood.
Sprinkle on Salads, or use in puddings, baking, and dehydrated products, Chia Seeds are so versatile the choices are endless.
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