Organic Chia Seeds

Organic Chia Seeds

Organic Chia Seeds

An ancient South American food used by both the Aztecs and Mayans. British Olympic and Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Louise Hazel, tweeted:


Louise Hazel’s diet tip

Diet tip: Chia Seeds are rich in protein, calcium, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids making them a great treat for healthy skin....'


Organic Chia Seeds Highlights

  • Packed with Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Very high in Fibre and Antioxidants
  • Contains all 8 Essential Amino Acids
  • Gluten Free, Lactose Free
  • Suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans
  • Non-GMO and 100% natural
  • Certified Organic by the Soil Association
  • Family company and lovingly hand packed


Miranda Kerr’s Chia smoothies

Greens Organic Fact: Supermodel Miranda Kerr, interviewed by Cosmopolitan said: "I make my own superfood smoothie with maca powder, acai powder, spirulina, cacao powder, coconut oil and chia seeds".

Ingredients: 100% Pure, Soil Association Certified Organic Chia Seeds.

Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Product of South America and Certified Organic by the Soil Association in the UK.

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Our Standards: The purity of our Golden Greens Organic range means so much to us. We want to make sure everything is 100% organic, free of all pesticides, fertilisers, heavy metals, GMO's and other pollutants.

 

Our products are independently tested for over 500 chemical residues at SAL labs in Cambridge.

 

For more detailed information please see: Golden Greens® Organic Standards. Our Soil Association License is: DC22957. 

 

Health & Beauty from within... Our Organic Chia Seeds are rich in many vitamins and minerals that are important for your health and wellbeing, for example:

 

Flatter Tummies & Weight Loss... Chia Seeds can help as part of your diet plan, because they're high in fibre. High fibre foods help you to feel fuller for longer, so you're less inclined to over-eat.

 


According to the NHS website, "fibre has many health benefits. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, some cancers, and improve digestive health".

However, many of us don't get enough fibre. The UK average is just 14g a day, and you should aim for at least 18g a day. Chia contributes to your recommended daily fibre intake, and 10g of Chia Seeds will provide about 3.8g of fibre.[1]

Reducing Tiredness... Vitamin B3, Magnesium and Iron contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Vitamins B1,B3, Calcium, Magnesium and Iron, contribute to normal energy-producing metabolism, and Iron to normal oxygen transport in the body.

Digestive Health... Calcium in Chia contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes, while Zinc to normal carbohydrate metabolism, normal acid-base metabolism, normal macronutrient metabolism, and normal metabolism of fatty acids.

Skin, Hair & Nails... There are vitamins and minerals in Chia including Vitamin B3 and Zinc that contribute to the maintenance of normal skin and hair, and Zinc to the maintenance of normal nails.

Sexual Health... Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction.

Mental Health... Vitamins B1, B3, and Magnesium contribute to normal psychological function. Iron and Zinc to normal cognitive function, and Calcium to normal neurotransmission.

Heart & Blood Pressure... Potassium and Calcium support normal muscle function, Vitamin B1 to the normal function of the heart. Potassium also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.

Vitamin B2 contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells, and Iron to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting.

The Omega 3 oils in Chia contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (daily intake of 2g) and to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (daily intake of 250mg).


Physical Health... Vitamins B1, B3, Magnesium and Potassium contribute to the normal function of the nervous system, and Zinc and Iron, to the normal function of the immune system. Antioxidants including vitamin E, contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Protein, Zinc and Calcium contribute to the maintenance of normal bones, and also protein to both a growth and maintenance in muscle, while Potassium and Magnesium contribute to normal muscle function.

 

Nutritional Information

 

NutritionTypical Values per 100g%NRV
Energy434kcal 
 1785kJ 
Fat31.2g 
of which saturates6.1g 
Omega 318g 
Omega 64.2g 
Carbohydrate1.3g 
of which sugars38g 
Fibre0.2g 
Protein17.6g 
Salt0.1g 
   
Calcium310mg39%
Iron6.5mg46%
Magnesium290mg77%
Potassium600mg30%
Zinc5mg50%

 

Comparisons based on USDA nutritional facts: [1] Bread, Multi-Grain (includes whole-grain) contains 7g of Fibre per 100g. [2] Spinach, raw contains 79mg of Magnesium per 100g. [3] Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat contains 113mg of Calcium per 100g.

[1] In the UK Chia seeds are classified as a novel food, and can only sold as an ingredient for bread making, to a maximum of 5%. Therefore, the nutritional value of 10g of Chia should be seen in the light of an ingredient to bread making.

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