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Superfoods from Peru Chia Seeds 500g

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Superfoods from Peru Chia Seeds 500g

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Chia, commonly known as Salvia Hispanica, has been used for centuries by the Aztec and pre-Columbian civilizations as an important food crop. The Chia plant is part of the mint family and is grown commercially for its seeds.


Chia seeds contain dietary fiber, sodium, proteins, calcium , phosphorous and manganese. It further contains a good dosage of the healthy fatty acids Omega 3. Chia seeds can be eaten whole grained or milled to extract nutritional benefits . The seeds are tasteless and they can be added to a number of foods and will not affect the taste.


BENEFITS FOR THE CONSUMER
- Combats type 2 diabetes.
- Contains high amounts of fiber, which is beneficial for the digestive tract.
- The high amount of Omega 3 fatty acid is good for brain health.
- Chia seeds strengthens bones and teeth.
- Packed in proteins, chia seeds are a great source of proteins for vegetarians.
- Chia seeds fight off belly fat and are a general suppressant to hunger pangs.
- Chia seeds contain tryptophan which helps to regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood.


ORIGINS
Chia was first used by the Aztec civilizations as far back as 3500 BC. The chia crops were used extensively by pre-Columbian civilizations as raw materials for medicine and nutritional compounds. During colonization by the Spaniards chia seeds were suppressed and removed because of the close association with religion. In the early 1900s chia surfaced once more in much of the South American countries. Today Peru is one of the large producers of chia seeds and it is used extensively in staple diets of Peruvian people


INGREDIENTS
Black chia seeds.


CHEMICAL COMPONENTS
Salvia Hispanica, commonly known as chia seeds. Contains a high amount of dietary fiber.
Contains essential minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese and Phosphorous.
Chia seeds are an excellent natural source of gum with good physiochemical and functional qualities.


HOW TO USE
Sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons of chia seeds over cereals, add to smoothies, juices or water.
Chia seeds can be used as a thickening agent.
Chia seeds can be used to make snack bars and added to health biscuits.
Chia seeds can be used to as a substitute for breadcrumbs when preparing certain dishes.


REFERENCES
1. http://www.chiaseeds.net.au/pages.php?pageid=10
2. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijfs/2014/241053/
3. http://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/
4. http://wellnessmama.com/4981/uses-for-chia-seeds/


RECIPIES & GREAT INFO:
https://www.jenreviews.com/chia-seeds/