Chia seeds are a traditional food of the indigenous peoples of Central and South America, and thanks to their outstanding nutritional properties they’ve now achieved recognition as a superfood worldwide. Chia is one of the best vegan sources of α-Linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid, and is also high in dietary fibre, calcium and phosphorus.
The seeds make a nice porridge or a crunchy topping for yogurt, desserts and breads. They also have an interesting property that’s very useful for vegan-style baking: when the hydrophilic seeds are soaked in water, they form a gel that can be substituted for eggs.
- 50% α-Linolenic acid fat content
- Good source of dietary fibre
- High in calcium and phosphorus
- Vegan egg substitute for baked goods
- No gluten
- Low glycaemic index
- No refined sugar
- Fair trade
Package size: 950g
Ingredients: chia seeds
About the brand...
Founded in 2007, Loving Earth is a Melbourne-based sustainably-minded business that works with small communities to produce the finest in organic foods. With strong fair trade beliefs, the company works with a number of Indigenous communities around the world to source the finest in raw ingredients for their range of chocolate bars, teas, spreads and superfood snacks.
ISBN: 9339709004271 SKU: CHIA950