Chia Seeds

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  • Chia seeds have been grown and eaten since as early as 3500BC by the Mayans and Aztecs in Mexico. Aztec warriors and running messengers would use them as a high-energy food to maintain their strength and endurance. Chia in fact means 'strength' in Mayan.

    Derived from the herb mint family, Chia seeds are one of our favourite superfoods. They are the highest plant-based source of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids, making them a super sustainable alternative to seafood and fish oil. Omega 3 can't be produced by our bodies and therefore must be consumed. Omega 3's are known for their role in encouraging healthy skin, hair, nails, joints, and brain function; improving post-workout recovery and cardiovascular function; increasing metabolism and promoting fat-burning; and preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and arthritis.

    Chia seeds are also a fantastic source of complete protein (20% protein), as they contain all eight essential amino acids. They are rich in dietary fibre making them great for maintaining digestive health. They're also high in anti-aging antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. To read more about this amazing superfood, check out our article here.
  • Add a tablespoon of Chia Seeds to your favourite smoothie; sprinkle on breakfast cereal or yogurt; or add to salads. Use to make your own raw cacao bliss balls, or our favourite - Coconut Cashew Chia Cream, a wonderful yoghurt/cream replacement. Add to your bircher muesli overnight too, as they'll absorb the liquid and creating a nice thick creamy texture. Or mix into your favourite plant-based milk along with some flavourings to make a delicious chia pudding. See our Recipes tab for more ideas.

    Use to make a great egg replacement - perfect for plant-based cholesterol-free baking. Simply mix 1 Tablespoon chia seeds with 3 Tablespoons water and leave for 15 mins until it form a gel - this equates to 1 egg. Use in any baking or pancake recipe that require eggs.

    Note: Make sure you drink plenty of water when consuming Chia Seeds, as they absorb lots of water and are high in dietary fibre.
  • Raw Vegan Vegetarian
    Paleo Gluten Free Dairy Free
    Nut Free Sugar Free Soy Free
    Cruelty Free Fair Trade
  • Black Chia Seeds*, Spray-Free GMO-Free White Chia Seeds

    Sourced from Australia. *Certified Organic Ingredient

    USDA Organic
  • "Love adding these to smoothies for extra Omega 3. I also sprinkle them on my morning muesli or porridge. I know I'm getting my essential fats without the issues around fish oil and mercury levels."

    - Tim Parker (Auckland, New Zealand)

    "Love chia seeds! I mix them with coconut milk to make a delicious chia pudding, or sprinkle on salads. I've also tried adding them to baking - they're super versatile, and so good for my hair and skin!"

    - Carrie Wood (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Mini Banoffee Pies
    Five Seed Sourdough

    Jelly Tip Ice Creams

    Coconut Cashew Chia Cream
    Cashew Macadamia Chia Cream
    Pear, Coconut & Chia Bircher Muesli
    Cacao Coconut Superfood Balls
    Greenylicious Smoothie
    Choc Orange Jaffa Smoothie
    Rich Chocolate Smoothie with Sneaky Greens
  • Pure WellbeingPure Wellbeing is a small New Zealand business based in Raumati New Zealand, 40 minutes out of Wellington. Pure Wellbeing stock a wide range of certified organic, fairly traded, raw, healthy, small producer sourced foods.

    Pure Wellbeing's vision is to teach, promote and practice physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and planetary wellbeing. Their values include love, truth, trust, abundance, open communication, independence, interdependence, excellence, action, fun and celebration. A true New Zealand company with a kind heart.

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