What Are Chia Seeds?
From breakfast toppings to a soup thickener, the possibilities for Chia Seeds are endless. In fact, ever since their introduction into the TPW™ range our social media has been flooded with culinary gems ranging from homemade chia infused brownies to some unbelievable bread-based inventions. In short, Organic Chia Seeds are the perfect healthy snack to add to any diet whether you?re adding them, blending them or baking them.
Where Do Chia Seeds Come From?
Chia Seeds are farmed from the flowering plant known as the salvia hispanica. Native to South America it’s harvested bi-annually and has been used in traditional cuisine for thousands of years. Added to everything from flour, cereal and even drinks it’s so incredibly rich in proteins, minerals and healthy fats that its addition to any meal can instantly boost its nutritional profile. This coupled with its versatility and amazingly long ‘shelf life’ are the main reasons Chia Seeds are so popular.
What are the Benefits of Chia Seeds?
The truth is the exact benefits of Chia Seeds are hard to quantify, however if you check out the nutritional label on a tub of TPW™ Chia Seeds, you'll see how nutrient packed they are. But cutting through the plethora of benefits, we've listed a few below to help you better understand how having a tub in your cupboard can help you and your diet:
- Contains 20g protein per 100g and contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
- Incredibly high in omega 3 boasting 60% content.
- A great source of omega 6 and 9 too.
- Chia seeds are renowned for contains 10g of fiber per 25g serving. This is double the fiber content of oats.
- Famously contain double the amount of magnesium and iron as spinach.
- Chia seeds naturally contain 8 essential amino acids.
What Are The Best Chia Seeds Found?
At TPW™ we prioritise product quality and traceability, which is why each and every one of our suppliers must pass rigorous tests before they are approved by the TPW™ team. In the Product Profile tab, you will find a full product breakdown for every product in our range, so you know exactly what you are getting. Most companies won't provide this level of transparency and detail, but at TPW™ HQ we pride ourselves on not being like most companies. Which is why, in keeping with our PURE core philosophy, you will always find a full and in-depth 'nutritional story' to every product in our range.
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|Values based on:||per 100g|
|of which Saturates (g)||3.52|
|of which Sugars (g)||1.5|
|100% Organic Chia Seeds|| |
|Allergens - See above ingredients in ORANGE|
15g per day – ideal to add to any food. Great sprinkled on TPW™ Protein Porridge & TPW™ Protein Pancake Mix.
Great Tips on Chia Seeds:
Use as a breakfast topper on your favorite cereal, yoghurt, cottage cheese.
Chia Seeds are a natural thickener, so ideal to add to soups and sauces to naturally thicken them.
Try adding chai seeds to TPW™ Native Coconut water powder to produce a natural electrolyte energy gel.
Try adding to beaten eggs, soak for ten minutes and then turn into an omelet or frittata.
Try adding them to homemade meatballs in place of breadcrumbs to thicken the mix.
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Q. What are Chia Seeds made from?
A. Our Chia Seeds are made from the flowing plant known as the salvia hispanica that’s native to South America.
Q. When should I be using Chia Seeds?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals but we recommend adding them to any meal, shake or recipe to boost its nutritional profile.
Q. What are reasons for using Chia Seeds?
A. Chia Seeds are used to increase the nutritional properties of any meal, shake or snack.
Q. Are there any health benefits associated with Chia Seeds?
A. Chia Seeds have a wide range of benefits. If you check out our product description, you will see a list of just a few.
Q. Are all Chia Seed products the same?
A. Not necessarily, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the full product information to better understand exactly what you are buying.
Q. Are there any side effects from taking Chia Seeds?
A. We haven't heard of any side effects from taking Chia Seeds.
Q. Who will benefit from using Chia Seeds?
A. Absolutely anyone, especially those wanting to eat healthier.