Nature's Answer, Chia Seed, 16 oz (454 g)162 Reviews
Expiration Date: Apr 2016
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Shipping Weight: 1.42 lbs (0.64 kg)
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- Product Code: NTA-16520
- UPC Code: 083000165207
- Package Quantity: 16 oz (454 g)
- Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 6.2 in, 1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)
- Important Note:
This item may cause a delivery delay due to Korean customs inspections.
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.87
- Rich in Omega-3
- 100% Salvia Hispanica L.
- Natural High-ORAC Antioxidants
- Vegetarian Sourced Essential Fatty Acids
- High in Dietary Fiber
- Heart Healthy
- Dietary Supplement
- Since 1972
- Kosher Parve
Chia was cultivated by the ancient Aztecs and was honored as a "power food". Chia is one of the best plant sources of beneficial Omega-3 oils, especially a-linolenic acid (ALA). Scientific Research on Omega-3 and other essential fatty acids (EFA) continues to demonstrate that EFA's support cardiovascular health, comfortable joint mobility, immune system function and overall cellular energy. Chia is often stored for long periods of time as a Survival Food, since it does not quickly turn rancid like other sources of Essential Fatty Acids. Chia is high in vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. It contains many antioxidants, including significant levels of caffeic acids, quercetin and flavonols.
Chia is an excellent source of high molecular weight soluble fiber, which supports healthy bowel function. When Chia is mixed into a liquid, it forms a thick mass due to its high content of beneficial mucilages. This slows the digestion of carbohydrates in the digestive system, leading to a feeling of fullness and reduces the spike in blood sugar that often accompanies the ingestion of carbohydrates.
Nature's Answer's Chia Seed is produced using totally natural growing techniques, which have been used since antiquity to produce this high protein nutritious grain. Chia seeds are 100% vegetarian, gluten-free, Non-GMO and are produced without the use of pesticides.
Mix one (1) scoop (15g) of Chia seeds into 8 oz of liquid. Shake or stir briskly for one minute to evenly suspend the seeds. Let mixture settle for 5 minutes to allow seeds to soften, then sip this heart healthy, highest plant source of Omega-3 supplement, which also assists bowel function and regularity. Follow with an additional 8 oz. of clear liquid.
Chia can be liberally sprinkled on all kinds of foods to enhance their nutritional benefits. Try Chia in yogurt, oatmeal, salads, gravy, pudding or in any of your favorite recipes!
100% chia seed (salvia hispanica L.)
|Serving Size: 1 Scoop (15 g)|
|Servings per container: 30|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories From fat||45|
|Total Fat||5 g||8%*|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g||3%*|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.5 g||†|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||4 g||†|
|Total Carbohydrate||6 g||2%*|
|Omega 3 Fatty Acids (alpha linolenic acid)||3100 mg||†|
|Omega 6 Fatty Acids (linoleic acid)||1050 mg||†|
|* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I like the product just fine, but I want to warn people to be careful of the very small silica packet. I was making a smoothie one day and noticed something small and white go into the blender with the seeds. It was a very small silica packet. I barely noticed it, it was very small, I could have blended it in my smoothie and not have known it. Please be careful and watch out for the packet if you purchase this.
this is recommended for energy & endurance; i haven't noticed a huge difference yet but i've only been taking it for a week. however, i discovered something so neat i want to share it--chia is a great vehicle for supplements that don't dissolve well!!! i put 1-2 teaspoons in 1/4-1/3 cup of water, juice or coconut milk, let it sit 15 minutes, and then mix in supplements such as psyllium, dolomite, azomite, or creatine; they get "suspended" in the mucilage and don't sink to the bottom. i used to have to stir, gulp, add more liquid, stir again and then not only would i still get that grit in my mouth (or in the glass), i'd feel like my gut was gonna bust from all the water! it's a little slimy, like egg whites, but i'm getting used to it. it's also great in baking; if you soak the seeds first, the consistency helps bind the ingredients, adds moisture and fluffiness, and looks like poppy seeds! i also mixed some chia with toasted sesame seeds and sea salt for a nice seasoning for rice, salad etc--or just as a little snack!