Chia Seed Oil

Matakana Superfoods

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

    Derived from the herb mint family, Chia seed oil is one of our favourite superfoods. It is the richest plant-based source of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids (56% Omega 3) in the world, making it a brilliant safe, sustainable and compassionate alternative to seafood and fish oil capsules. Omega 3 can't be produced by our bodies and therefore must be consumed. Omega 3's are known to have anti-inflammatory effect within the body. They are also famous for their role in encouraging healthy skin, nails, hair, joints and brain function; improving post-workout recovery and cardiovascular function; increasing metabolism and promoting fat-burning; and preventing heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and arthritis.

    Chia seed oil is one of our favourite supplements in a healthy plant-based diet, and a great addition to hemp seed and flaxseed oils for variety. To read more about this amazing superfood, check out our article here.
  • Use Chia Seed Oil as a replacement for extra virgin olive oil. You can also add a tablespoon of Chia Seed Oil to your favourite smoothie; drizzle over salads, soups and vegetables; or use as a dip for bread. Make a delicious salad dressing by mixing Chia Seed Oil with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, organic sea salt, black pepper and herbs. See our Recipes tab for more ideas.

    You can also use as a nourishing skin and body moisturiser, or massage oil.

    Note: Always use Chia Seed Oil raw, it will lose its beneficial Omega 3 properties if cooked with. Once opened keep in the fridge.
  • Raw Vegan Vegetarian Paleo
    Gluten Free Dairy Free Sugar Free Soy Free
    Nut Free Contains Organic Ingredients Cruelty Free Fair Trade
    Made in NZ Reusable Recyclable
  • 100% cold-pressed, extra virgin USDA certified organic chia seed oil*.

    *Certified Organic

    Source: Peru
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