Chia Seed Powder
Enjoyed for centuries by ancient cultures throughout Central America as a food and medicine, the chia seed is an abundant source of omega fats, protein, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Our Chia Powder is made from 100% sprouted organic chia seeds. Flavor-neutral chia absorbs liquid and forms a gel, which helps to support hydration and tame the appetite.
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Sprouted Aztec Superfood
Navitas Naturals offers an exciting new way to enjoy chia seeds - in a sprouted, finely milled powder! The chia seed's nutritional benefits are even more enhanced by the process of sprouting. This germination of the seeds increases the nutritional profile and enzyme content, and allows the food to become more easily digested and assimilated within the body.
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Product of Mexico
The Mexican state Chiapas was named according to the Nahuatl meaning for ‘Chia River’, signifying evidence of cultivation of chia from early times. Chia was so valuable to the Aztecs that it was used as a currency. The fast growing herb, part of the mint family, flowers in beautiful hues of white, blue and even purple shades. The small, shiny, oval seeds continue to be prized in modern times.
Navitas Naturals Chia Powder is processed in Canada where the seeds are sprouted prior to milling to increase antioxidant content and improve the bioavailability of nutrients. This low-temperature process maximizes the nutritional benefits, increases shelf stability and eliminates the need for refrigeration. Our sprouted chia powder is a single ingredient product and we use no carriers, solvents, fillers or any other ingredients. It is certified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan and raw.
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Omega Fatty Acids
- Vitamins, Antioxidants
- Iron, Calcium
Navitas Naturals Chia Powder contains all the healthy goodness of the whole chia seed including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Chia powder's omega fatty acids are eight times more abundant than salmon gram-for-gram! The incredible stability of the chia seed means the nutritional benefits won't degrade over time compared with other oil-rich foods.
Strength & Endurance
Chia is the Mayan word for strength, signifying a reverence for the power of the plant among ancient civilizations. Traders and warriors have been said to drink special preparations to maintain strength and endurance on long journeys. Chia powder contains an abundance of nutrients that are known to promote heart health, reduce cholesterol and inflammation, and support cellular stability by fighting free-radical damage. Chia powder can keep you feeling full and energized longer because it contains protein that is easy to digest, and it's an excellent source of fiber.
Chia is a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
- Omega Fatty Acids
A Gluten-Free Supplement
Traditionally, chia seeds were roasted and ground into flour called ‘Chianpinolli’ and used to make tortillas, tamales and an Aztec beverage called ’Chianatoles’. Navitas Naturals Chia Powder is perfect for sprinkling on top of cereals, oatmeal and salads, or add it to baked goods, raw chia crackers, piecrusts and more. You can also utilize sprouted chia powder as a vegan egg substitute - as you would flaxseed powder. Due to its gelling properties, you can use chia powder as a thickener for soups, smoothies and shakes. It has a neutral, mild nutty flavor that is not overpowering in recipes.
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