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Dark Chia Seeds
A gluten free superseed, Chia seeds are a source of Calcium and Iron, a high source of Fiber and provide 3 grams of Omega-3 per 15 grams serving. Chia seeds also contain protein, essential vitamins and minerals and a host of antioxidants, giving them an ORAC value of 1,200 per serving. It is said that Aztec warriors would consume a mixture of chia and water during hunting trips to ensure stamina and endurance. These mild, nutty seeds are a fast and simple way to enhance your daily diet with an extra boost of much needed nutrition.
Use Chia seeds in the same way you would use flax seeds. Simply add Chia to everything you eat to reduce the glycemic load of any recipe. Take up to 5 tablespoons of Chia per day. Be sure to drink adequate water. Chia's neutral taste will nutritionally enhance all meals without altering the original flavor. Add 1-2 tablespoons of Chia to smoothies, desserts, yogurt, berries or on top of salads. Make puddings, sauces and dressings. Chia remains stable even when incorporated into soups, oatmeal and baked goods. Use as a flour substitute or as a natural thickening agent. Vegans can even use it as an egg replacement by creating a gel. Simply combine 2 tablespoons of Chia to 1 cup of cold water. A ½ cup of gel replaces roughly one egg. Create a delicious, low-glycemic smoothie by blending 1-2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds, 1-2 tablespoons of Organic Traditions Shredded Coconut and any other Organic Traditions or Natural Traditions Superfoods with sufficient water (3-6 cups) to achieve the desired consistency.
Organic Nutrition From Around The World
At Organic Traditions we provide nutrient dense superfoods from many healing traditions. We are committed to supporting farmers who are dedicated to the principles of sustainable and fair trade agriculture. Now more than ever we need nourish ourselves with superfoods, herbs, seeds and fruits packed with the nutrition needed to support the challenges that come with living in a fast paced world. Be adventurous. These superfoods are versatile. Incorporate them into recipes in any creative way you see fit. At every meal you have the opportunity to choose dense nutrition. Food is powerful. make choices for a better you and a better planet.