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Chia Seeds


Botanical name: Salvia hispanica

Taste: Typical

Odor: Odourless, no foreign odours

Color: Typical, black/white – typical

Production area: 5000 Tons

Packing: White polypropylene packaging bag of 25 kg y 50 kg

Loading: 20 feet: 19 metric tons

Purity: 99.98% min

Acidity: 0.70 %

Moisture: 6.90% max

Peroxide: 6.5 meq de 0 / kg

Fatty acids: 34 %

Free from live weevils and practically free from dead weevils

The chia seeds were consumed by the Andean peoples of the pre-Columbian era (Aztecs and Mayans) and were part of the basic and daily diet of these peoples, along with beans, corn and amaranth.

The seeds of Salvia hispanica L. (chia) contains important nutrients for human health: regulating fibres of the intestinal tract, polyunsaturated fatty acids beneficial for cardiovascular health and the regulation of serum levels of glycemia, plant proteins, minerals and relatively low caloric value. They are good sources of fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, Omega-3, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc and iron. They also contain low levels of saturated fats and sodium.
The consumption of chia seeds can help in weight loss diets, because its consumption generates “satiety”. This effect is only possible due to the composition of the seeds, which are mucilaginous, that is, rich in fiber. When they come into contact with water, they form a gel in the stomach and, in face of this reaction, the digestion becomes slower. In this way, the individual is satisfied more quickly, and then starts to consume smaller portions during the meal.

Benefits of chia seeds:

– It favors weight loss and improves health as a whole.

– The chia seed accelerates the metabolism and facilitates the burning of fat, especially in the belly and waist area. Calcium, also found in abundance in the seed, helps to eliminate the fat ingested in the diet. In other words: chia is a great ally for those who want to conquer a flat belly!

– For being rich in omega 3, chia has anti-inflammatory action, acting against premature aging and cellulite.

– The regular consumption of the seed diminishes the hunger, because the chia forms a species
of gel in the stomach, which gives a feeling of satiety.

– Because it contains high fiber content, chia also helps those who suffer from lazy intestine. But be aware: this only works for those who drink a lot of liquid (at least 2 liters a day).


According to research by the University of Ohio, in the United States, the chia seed reduces anxiety levels and contributes to the fight against depression. This helps to control gluttony.

The chia seed helps the body fight heart disease, high blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol and diabetes. The food also prevents osteoporosis. Some studies indicate that chia also acts against breast cancer.

PRODUCT CONSERVATION: Ambient temperature (15-30°C), protected from light and