Chia is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. There is evidence that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times and that it may have been as important as maize as a food crop.

Chia seeds have become a popular 'superfood' in the health community recently – they are easy to digest when prepared properly, and are a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes. The chia seed is nutrient dense and packs a lot of energy boosting power for its size. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and it was known as “runners food” because runners and warriors would use it as fuel while running long distances or during battle.

Recent research has found that the chia seed benefits are even greater than we previously realized. Chia seed benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, and building stronger bones and muscles.

Description

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Health benefits of Chia

Chia seeds are rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. The seeds contain the essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and they are a rich source of anti-oxidants.

Researchers from Mexico recently discovered that chia seeds had a total natural phenolic (antioxidants) concentration nearly two times higher than previously reported, and the antioxidant activity was shown to stop up to 70% of free radical activity. Antioxidants speed up the skin’s repair systems, and prevent further damage.

Chia is super-high in fiber, providing nearly 11 grams per ounce. One serving can provide the recommended fiber intake for the day, according to the American Dietetic Association.

Chia seeds’ ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it beneficial for heart health. In addition, an ounce of chia seeds have 18% of the recommended daily amount of calcium.

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PACKING TYPES AND SIZES

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Bulk

  • Polypropylene bags of 25lb to 1MT
  • Paper bags of 25kg and 25lb

Retail

  • Standup bags of 12oz. and 14oz.
  • Pillow bags of 4lb, 5lb and 10lb
  • Cartonette of 12oz. and 17oz.
  • Pet pf 35oz.

IQF

  • Standup bags of 14oz.

CERTIFICATIONS

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PRIVATE LABEL

Our experience in private label is long running, working with major international groups and with presence in dozens of countries.

Launching your own brand of agave syrup is an efficient and smart way of expanding the reach of your company in new and already existent markets.

We can offer a large variety of presentations to distinguish your product.

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Gluten free Gluten causes health problems for those with gluten-related disorders

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye, and all their species and hybrids.

GMO free Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe

A GMO is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods, gene modification or transgenic technology.

Vegan Vegans eliminate the use of animal products, particularly in their diet

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

Additional information

Technology

Bags – Polypropylene, Paper

Family

Grains and seeds

Ingredients

Chia seeds

Available sizes

Bulk, Retail, IQF (details in Description section)

Storage conditions

Should be stored in a cool dry place.

Shelf life

2 years

Origin

Peru