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Number8 Black Chia Seeds is one of the healthiest food products, with high quality, high nutrition value and protective nutrients, in comparison to other types of seeds, as it contains very high amounts of essential fatty acids (Omega-6 and high concentration of Omega-3), which helps to lubricate joints and lower blood pressure, also, the class of essential fatty acids can be converted into prostaglandins that are known to have anti-inflammatory effects, which makes Number8 Chia Seeds an Anti-Inflammatory and Pain Relief natural product.
The soluble Fiber in Number8 Chia Seeds helps stabilize blood glucose levels, and the essential fatty acids in these seeds can help to boost metabolism and promote lean muscle mass, lean muscle and a higher metabolism can lead to weight loss with proper diet and exercise. The Fiber from the seeds helps absorb toxins and helps facilitate elimination from the body.
In addition, Number8 Chia Seeds helps Improved Memory and Concentration.
PRODUCT: Black Chia Seeds
SHELF LIFE: 36 Months
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Peru
INGREDIENTS: Black Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica)
Chia seeds come from the species Salvia Hispanica, a member of the flowering mint family. The seeds are very tiny and come in variety of colors. The most popular variety is black, but white is fairly common and there are various shades of brown and speckled.
Chia is an annual herb growing up to 1.75 metres (5.7 feet) tall, with opposite leaves that are 4–8 cm (1.6–3.1 in) long and 3–5 cm (1.2–2.0 in) wide. Its flowers are purple or white and are produced in numerous clusters in a spike at the end of each stem. Chia is hardy from USDA Zones 9–12. Many plants cultivated as S. hispanica are in fact Salvia lavandulifolia.
Typically, Chia seeds are small ovals with a diameter of approximately 1 mm (0.039 in). They are mottle-colored with brown, gray, black, and white. The seeds are hydrophilic, absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked. While soaking, the seeds develop a mucilaginous coating that gives Chia-based beverages a distinctive gel texture.
Chia (or Chian or Chien) has mostly been identified as Salvia Hispanica L. Today, Chia is grown and consumed commercially in its native Mexico and Guatemala, as well as Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Australia. New patented varieties of Chia have been developed in Kentucky for cultivation in northern latitudes of the United States.
Chia seeds may be added to other foods as a topping or put into smoothies, breakfast cereals, energy bars, granola bars, yogurt, tortillas, and bread. In 2009, the European Union approved Chia seeds as a novel food, allowing Chia to be 5% of a bread product’s total matter.
They also may be made into a gelatin-like substance or consumed raw. The gel from ground seeds may be used to replace as much as 25% of the egg content and oil in cakes while providing other nutrients.
Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food rich in omega-3 fatty acids since the seeds yield 25–30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic acid. The composition of the fat of the oil may be 55% ω-3, 18% ω-6, 6% ω-9, and 10% saturated fat.
A 100-gram serving of Chia seeds is a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of thiamine and niacin (54% and 59%, respectively), and a moderate source of riboflavin and folate (14% and 12% DV, respectively). The same amount of Chia seeds contains high amounts (48–130% DV) of the dietary minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc (table).
The benefits to consume Black Chia Seeds in our daily diet are the following:
- Promote Heart Health: The seeds contain very high amounts of essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6). These fatty acids are linked to lowering blood pressure.
- Stabilizes Blood Sugar: The soluble fiber in chia seeds help stabilize blood glucose levels.
- Anti-Inflammatory Effects and Pain Relief: The high concentration of omega-3 helps to lubricate joints. The class of essential fatty acids can be converted into prostaglandins that are known to have anti-inflammatory effects.
- Increased Metabolism: The essential fatty acids in these seeds can help to boost metabolism and promote lean muscle mass. Lean muscle and a higher metabolism can lead to weight loss with proper diet and exercise.
- Detoxification: The fiber from the seeds helps absorb toxins and helps facilitate elimination from the body.
- Improved Memory and Concentration.