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Chia is a gluten-free superfood!

Throughout history, as far back as the ancient Aztecs, chia has been used for energy, stamina and endurance.

In an amazing modern day illustration of the power of chia, 52-year old Tarahumara Indian Ciraldo Chacarito, astonished the sports world by winning a 200 mile race in handmade sandals.

What was his secret? CHIA! This remarkable superfood has virtually no taste, but an amazing abundance of nutrients, and a unique quality of thickening - almost instantly – when mixed with any liquid.

 

How do I eat chia?

  • Thicken any recipe without impairing taste
  • Throw it into smoothies
  • Mix into muffins, cakes, pancakes and breads
  • Great for thickening sauces and soups
  • Stir into yogurt, oatmeal or granola
  • Wonderful for pudding
  • Use in place of normal thickeners in pie – the chia absorbs the juice the fruit releases – yum!
  • Best to hydrate the seeds before consuming, or they’ll dehydrate you

 

Why eat Chia?

  • More Omega-3’s than flax or salmon
  • 5 x more calcium than milk
  • One of nature's best sources of fiber
  • About 20% complete protein
  • Great source of iron and other minerals
  • Very low glycemic due to its "gel quality"

 

Ingredients

Gluten-Free, raw, chia seed.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Tbsp. (32g)
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugar 0g  
Protein 5g  
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 20% Iron 20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.
Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrates 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g  
Calories per gram:
Fat 9   •   Carbohydrate 4   •   Protein 4