The Raw Food World > Superfoods > Raw Chia Seeds 1lb
This awesome oil rich seed was a staple food of the ancient Native American, Aztec, and Maya civilizations and was as important in their diet as beans, corn, and amaranth. It was first domesticated over 2,600 years in ancient Mexico where it was highly esteemed and even used as a tribute to pay the priests and royalty of the ancient Aztec civilization. Aztec warriors often brought nothing more than a bag of chia for nutrition and energy when they journeyed on their conquests.
This superfood contains healthy essential fatty acids (EFA) in perfect balance: 30% omega 3 and 10% omega 6. Chia also contains amazing levels of antioxidants, more than even blueberries.
It is composed of an impressive 20% protein and contain ALL essential amino acids. These seeds contain 27.5% fiber and are full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, B-vitamins, magnesium, iron, thiamin, selenium, zinc, folate, potassium, phosphorous, niacin, copper, and manganese. It is also a powerful source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids thta promote brain function and cognition while helping the body to build and maintain healthy skin, bones, hair, and teeth.
Omega Fatty Acids
Chia seed comes from the annual herb salvia hispanica. This superfood seed contains amazing levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants and much more. The Raw Food Worlds Organic Raw Chia Seed is grown in the rich soil of the Andean valleys of Peru where pure fresh spring water and clean air allow this impressive and unique superfood to flourish.
We work directly with the small family farms that produce our seeds, allowing us to provide the highest quality product with no middle man. This product is organic and raw, never irradiated, and are raised without pesticides. All of our chia seed is sterilized and independently lab tested prior to export to ensure we provide only the highest quality chia available.