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- Article no. 105.013
Organic Chia Seeds – Little Power Seeds
The chia seed is an ancient superfood that has been used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas as early as 3500BC. It comes from the desert plant salvia hispanica and it grows in southern Mexico. Chia means "strength" in the language of the Mayans and was used as a “running food” because messengers could run all day with the help of these tiny seeds. Chia seeds were considered medicine and were actually prized more than gold due to their incredible health enhancing properties.
Athletes from around the world now include chia in their nutritional regimens during training. Chia is rich in valuable protein, calcium and especially omega-3 fatty acids. It contains a very balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which is rare in foods.
Chia seeds contains potent antioxidants, which not only help you to fight disease and defy age naturally, it also keeps the seeds from going off like other seeds such as flax.
Chia can help with weight loss as it makes you feel full longer because the seeds absorb about ten times its weight in water and form a gel.
Why we love Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are a relatively new addition to our diets. We love them because they are so practical to use and without you noticing it, your body will have that extra dose of nutrition and will be able to assimilate foods much better, at the same time having an extra dose of energy and well being added to your mind and soul!
We have been experimenting with these seeds and the result is that we feel uplifted and cheerful, a little bit like cacao does, but without the intensity too much cacao can give you at times.
If you are of an athletic type, you will notice the difference in your performance and endurance straight away – it is really something extraordinary.
Last but not least: Chia is a very economical, concentrated food. 1/3 cup of dry chia seeds makes about 500g of chia gel. Depending on how much gel you use, those 500g will likely last, on average, about four days. You do not need more than 1-2 tablespoons of Chia gel a day.
SamaraNatura Chia Seeds
Our chia seeds are heirloom quality and grown without use of pesticides and agrochemicals. There is no heat being used in the processing of our Chia seeds. They go through a shaking procedure to clean them, that’s all!
Please note: We are selling chia seeds conform Novel Food Reg. for uses in bread products with max. 5 %.
The most common way to eat Chia is to first soak the seeds. They can very rapidly absorb a large amount of liquid, between 9-12 times their volume, in under 10 minutes.
The Basic Gel
To make a basic Chia gel, simply add 1/3 cup of seeds to 2 cups of water. Stir the mixture well to avoid clumping, then leave it in your fridge in a sealed jar. This will yield around 500g of Chia gel and you can begin to eat the gel if you like as just 10 minutes is enough time for the gel to be formed. More of the nutrients will be easily accessible after a few hours however, so many people like to make up a batch like this and leave it in the fridge. It will stay good for some days and you can just reach into the fridge and take out some of the ready-made gel whenever you need.
You might add it to smoothies, mix it with salad dressings, make puddings and mueslis, or simply take it by the spoonful.
You can also sprinkle the dry seeds onto salads or add them to muesli mixes. You may also want to experiment with grinding them first in a coffee grinder, to make a chia flour you can then add to smoothies, soups, breads and so on.
Chia sprouts are used in a similar manner as alfalfa sprouts in salads, sandwiches and other dishes.
Because chia seeds absorb lots of water, they can soak up the water from your body and cause you to dehydrate. Prevent this by drinking lots of water. Or, even better, take the seeds already hydrated so they will not absorb your own body fluids to hydrate.
Based on the Food and Utility Regulation LGV - Novel Food is the maximum consumption for chia seeds 15g per day. This quantity must not be exceeded.
Nutritional values Chia Seeds per 100g
Energy 1832 kJ / 444 kcal
of which sugar <0.1g
Fat / lipides 32g
of which monounsaturated fatty acids 3g
of which polyunsaturated fatty acids 26g
Omega-3 fatty acids 19g
Omega-6 fatty acids 6g
All data are subject to fluctuations that are typical for natural products.
Diese Informationen erheben keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit und stellen in keiner Weise Ersatz für professionelle Beratungen oder Behandlungen durch ausgebildete und anerkannte Ärzte oder andere Fachpersonen dar.
Ein beliebtes Getränk in Mexiko: Mischen Sie 2 Teelöffel Chia-Samen mit 300ml reinem Wasser, fügen Sie den Saft einer Zitrone, Limette oder Orange sowie Agaven-Dicksaft oder Honig nach Geschmack hinzu. Die Zutaten verrühren und geniessen.
Starte den Tag mit einem Lächeln und einem Gehirn-Power-Smoothie
Starte den Tag kraftvoll mit diesem feinen Smoothie, der dem Gehirn wichtige Nährstoffe liefert - insbesondere Omega-3 und langanhaltende Energie! Dieser Gehirn-Power-Smoothie ist ein feiner exotischer Früchte-Mix mit Banane, Mango, Açai und Chia. Ein speziell feiner Goût gibt die erfrischende Minze!
- 1 reife Banane
- 1/2 reife Mango
- 1 Handvoll frische Minze (oder kalter Minzentee oder Minzenöl)
- 1-2 EL Açai-Pulver
- 1 TL Chia-Samen
- Wassermenge nach Geschmack, für eine cremig-flüssige Konsistenz
- 1-2 TL Rapsöl oder Hanföl (optional, verändert etwas den Geschmack)
Zutaten mit der gewünschten Menge Wasser in einem Mixer gut pürieren, in ein Glas giessen und eine Scheibe Banane oder einige ganze Minzeblätter als Dekoration verwenden. Zum Wohl!
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