About Chia

Chia, also known as Salvia hispanica, is a Latin American plant recognized as part of the mint family. Historically, chia seeds have been added to soups and beverages by ancient Indigenous Peoples of Latin America such as the Aztecs to boost well-being. Chia seeds are becoming popular because they are a rich, vegetarian source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

Additionally, Chia seeds also contain large amounts of fiber and protein, and lesser amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron, and antioxidants. Chia seeds are often described as having an agreeable crunchy texture and nutty flavor. Chia seeds can be added to a healthy diet in many ways, including sprinkling chia seeds on salads, soup, yogurt, or in smoothies.

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

  • Rich, natural source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (as ALA)
  • Natural source of dietary fiber
  • Rich source of plant protein providing a full-spectrum of all essential amino acids
  • Natural source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper
  • Provides antioxidant protection*
  • Supports heart health*
  • Supports glucose health*
  • Supports the body’s natural inflammatory response*
  • Supports healthy weight*
  • Supports healthy intestinal function*

Organic Chia Seeds Gold (1 lb bottle)


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Chia Seeds Gold (Organic) - Aztec Superfood (1 pound bottle) by NutriGold
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  • Organic Chia Seed Gold™ Highlights
  • 100% raw and natural superfood
  • Certified organic, free of solvents and pesticides
  • Natural energy source
  • Natural source of protein and soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Naturally rich in powerful antioxidants
  • Vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids (as ALA)
  • Verified free of corn, egg, gluten, milk, peanut, shellfish and soy allergens by an independent lab
  • Verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project™ Product Verification Program
  • Suitable for Vegans/Vegetarians
  • 1 lb (16 oz) in each bottle / Approximately 30 servings per bottle
  • Packaged to stringent cGMP standards in the USA
  • Organic Chia Seed Gold™ Key Health Benefits: Supports heart health, glucose health, healthy weight-loss, and intestinal function*

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Suggested Usage

As a food supplement, adults mix one (1) scoop of Chia Seeds (15 g) in water or juice or sprinkle it on top of yogurt, smoothies, salad, or cereal 2 times daily for a total of 30 g per day.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (15g)
Servings per Container: About 30

Amount per
serving
% Daily
Value
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 43
Total Fat 5 g 8%*
      Saturated Fat 0 g 0%*
      Trans Fat 0 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%*
Sodium 0 mg 0%*
Potassium 60 mg 2%*
Total Carbohydrate 5 g 2%*
      Dietary Fiber 5 g 20%*
      Sugars 0 g
Protein 3 g
Not a significant source of Vitamins A and C, Iron (6%) and Calcium (8%)
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower, depending on your caloric requirements.

Caution

Chia seeds are not recommended for the elderly, people diagnosed with diabetes or those with compromised digestive systems. Please consult your healthcare provider before taking Chia seeds if you are pregnant, lactating, and/or taking any OTC or prescription medication(s) for a health condition. Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chia Seeds

What are Chia seeds?
Chia seeds are tiny black and white seeds that were used during ancient Mayan and Aztec times as a superfood to promote health and longevity and have recently become popular as an easy, and convenient addition to a healthy diet to support overall wellness.

Why are Chia seeds considered a superfood?
Chia seeds are considered a "superfood" because they are nutrient-dense and contain concentrated amounts of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and trace minerals. Each 15 g serving of Chia seeds delivers 3 grams of protein, 2.8 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids, and 5 g of dietary fiber.

What is the difference between white Chia seeds and black Chia seeds?
When it comes to nutrient content, there appear to be no major differences between black and white chia seeds. There is some speculation that black chia seeds may have higher antioxidant potential making them more desirable, but white chia seeds have slightly higher protein and a milder flavor, which tilts the balance back in the favor of white chia seeds. A primary reason for preferring one over the other seems to be a matter of personal choice rather than any substantive differences in their nutritional profile.

What do Chia seeds taste like?
Chia seeds have a mild, nutty, crunchy flavor and can be easily incorporated into a wide variety of foods and beverages without affecting their taste.

Do Chia seeds contain soluble fiber or insoluble fiber?
Chia seeds actually contain both soluble fiber AND insoluble fiber. While the soluble fiber in Chia helps with satiety and calorie control, the insoluble fiber helps supports digestive and colon health.

What are the health benefits of Chia seeds?
Chia seeds are a broad-spectrum superfood with a wide range of health benefits. When taken in conjunction with a sensible diet and exercise program, Chia seeds can help support healthy weight loss, BMI, heart health, digestive health, cognitive health, and healthy glucose balance*.

What is the best way to take Chia seeds?
Because of their small size and mild flavor, Chia seeds can be used in any number of ways to boost the nutrient content of foods and beverages. For example, Chia seeds can be sprinkled on top of cereals, yogurts, smoothies, salads, ice cream, and soups for added crunch. One of the easiest and most nutritious ways to use Chia seeds is to soak the seeds in water to form a gel. Because Chia seeds can absorb up to 10 times their own weight in water, even a small amount of Chia seeds will be enough to make this gel. This gel can either be consumed on its own, added to smoothies or other blended drinks for a boost of nutrition, or used to thicken soups, sauces, and stews without worrying about affecting the taste of the foods and beverages.

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