Nuchia Brand Chia Seed

Scientists investigating Chia since the 1990s have found the grain surprisingly nutritious. Of keenest interest at present, however, is Chia Seeds abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, which studies have shown promote a wide range of cardiovascular and mental health benefits. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development.

Extensive research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help prevent certain chronic diseases such as heart disease and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to have a positive effect on diabetes, blood cholesterol level, high blood pressure, weight control, osteoporoses, depression, breast, colon and prostate cancer. Chia, salvia hispanica L, contains the highest source of Omega-3 fatty acids of any known food grain.

Additionally Chia is Superior in protein quality to wheat, corn, rice, oats, barley, amaranth, flax and soy. Chia also offers a disease-fighting arsenal of antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin and flavonols.

The Richest Source of Omega-3

Chia Seeds and oil naturally contain more than 60% Omega-3 fatty acid per 100 grams, this is the highest percentage of Omega-3 of any commercially available source. Compare to Flax 54.6, Hemp 19.9 and Evening Primrose 0.4.

No need to grind

Chia Seeds do not need to be ground to be used in baked goods or drinks and can be eaten right from the bag.

Chia Seed comes in two colors

Chia Seeds are black or white in color. They are natural to taste. The nutrition is the same in both "colors" of seeds. The biggest difference is the growing area and the climate differences. If you compare the two seeds (analyses completed by an ISO 9000 certified laboratory) the average for white Chia Seeds are 16.5% protein, 32.6% lipids and for the black Chia Seeds 16.9% protein, 32.4% lipids.

A history of safe use as food

  • Chia Seed is considered as a dietetic nutritional supplement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It complies with the severe criteria of nutrients content established by this organization to be regarded as “healthy food” (Department of Health and Human Services. SetterN 2005-2769)
  • Has been cultivated as food for over 500 years – 1st cultivated by the Aztecs
  • It’s history as a food dates back to 3500 BC
  • In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration regards Chia as having an established history of safe consumption as a food
  • Chia is natural, has a long shelf life, requires no processing and will store without refrigeration for up to three years

Highest natural source of protein

Chia Seed provides the highest source of protein; between 19% and 23% by weight when compared to other grains.

Natural dietetic properties

Chia Seed absorb more than nine times its volume in water or other liquid. It prolongs hydration and retains electrolytes in body fluids, especially during exertion or exercise. Normal fluid retention ensures electrolyte dispersion across cell membranes, maintains fluid balances, and aids normal cellular function. It produces a tick mucilage in water and it is believed that this happens in the body as well, creating a feeling of fullness.

Helpful in controlling Diabetes

Chia Seed tends to slow digestion and sustain balanced blood sugar levels which can be helpful in preventing or controlling diabetes. Additionally Chia Seed has an arsenal of antioxidants, which include Chlorogenic Acid, Caffeic Acid, Myricertin, Quercertin and Flavonols. Research is being conducted to show how chia may prevent and/or overcome Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes.

Nuchia Foods offers a money back guarantee to customers not seeing a reduction in blood sugar levels after two weeks using two tablespoons of Chia Seed each of the 14 days.

Increased energy and endurance

Chia Seed has been called the running food because of its ability to provide balanced energy throughout the day. It is naturally high in vitamins and minerals, exceeding most daily requirements.

Excellent source of fiber

Chia is an excellent source of fiber one serving; two tablespoons can provide 30% of the daily fiber requirement.