bulk chia seeds
Buying bulk chia seeds (also called salvia hispanica) is an excellent way to save on this popular superfood. Our black aztec chia is organically grown and chemical free. Most grocery stores sell chia seeds for around $12/lb! Because chia seeds have a 5 year shelf life, it is very reasonable to purchase in quantities of 10 lbs and 25 lbs. Chosen Foods chia is grown in Mexico and is Non-GMO verified.
These raw whole chia seeds are food grade, which make them a great addition to meals and drinks! Food manufacturer’s like bakeries, juice companies, health food restaurants and more can all save a great deal by buying chia seeds in bulk. If you are wondering where to buy chia, the best answer to this is to buy chia seeds online.
Nutrition Business Journal estimates that total consumer sales of products containing chia (functional food and supplements) will grow as much as another 160 percent, after a 90% increase in 2012. ”While many of the finished products we’re seeing on the market have latched on to omega-3 claims, chia’s high fiber content and satiating effect lend the ingredient to other in-demand health claims. A recent survey showed that as many as 87 percent of American consumers believe it’s important to get enough fiber in their diets and 44 percent want to get that fiber through finished products with high fiber content.
Still unsure? Check out our blog article 5 Reasons to Buy Bulk Chia Seeds.
what are chia seeds
Chia Seeds (pronounced ch ee ah) are a nutrient dense superfood that is vegan, naturally gluten free, and high in fiber. Chosen Foods Chia Seeds are available in Conventional and Organic Certified varieties, all Chosen Foods Chia seeds are Non-GMO certified. When stored in an air-tight container, chia seeds have a shelf life up to 5 years.
Chia seeds pack in more omega-3 than salmon, and 3 times the fiber found in one slice of whole wheat bread. Chia is a complete source of vegan protein, featuring 2 grams per tablespoon. With 50% more antioxidants than a serving of blueberries, chia seeds may also help ward off inflammation. They are rich in calcium - 17% of recommended daily intake in 2 tablespoons. But not just that, chia also contains trace mineral boron, essential for optimal calcium absorption. Iron, magnesium and phosphorus round out the list of other essential nutrients gained from daily use of this super-seed.
how to use chia seeds
Suitable for both sweet and savory dishes, chia seeds can be sprinkled on top of yogurt or salad, added to smoothies, baked into bread, used as a natural thickener for soups and sauces and even used to replace eggs and oil in baked dishes. Our blog, CF Central, is filled with recipes to incorporate chia into your everyday diet.
Use 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 3 tablespoons of water to create a hydrating chia seed gel. Check out the article “15 Ways to Use Chia Seed Gel” and learn more about the benefits of chia seeds.