Chia seed, black
100% raw seeds — 400 g & 1 kg
Biotona bio black Chia Raw is derived from Salvia hispanica, a plant that was already being grown by the Aztecs more than 4,000 years ago in Central and Southern Mexico. Then as now, the plant is valued for its many uses and its health-giving qualities. The name ‘chia’, which originates from the Aztec word for ‘fatty’, reflects the fact that chia seeds are a natural source of alpha-linolenic acid, (ALA) an essential omega-3 fatty acid (up to 25%) that contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA). The presence of soluble fibres means that the seeds can absorb seven times their own weight in water.
|Average nutritional value||per 100 g|
|Energy value||1880 kJ - 456 kcal|
|of which saturates||3,5 g|
|of which polyunsaturates||26 g|
|of which sugars||0,2 g|
|Omega 3||20 g|
|Chia seed* (Salvia hispanica) (100%) from Argentina / Bolivia / Mexico / Peru. *organic culture|
Biotona bio black Chia Raw can be added in its original state to bread and pastries, or to muesli for your breakfast, or to salads for your lunch. Alternatively, it can be ground for inclusion in smoothies or shakes in combination with fruit (juices), (vegetable) milk or yoghurt. If chia seed is soaked in water, it forms a jelly-like substance, which can serve as a basis for numerous recipes. Limit the use of chia seed to 15 g per day.