Chia seeds 250g pouch

Chia Seeds 250g

Super Seeds for Super Health*.
$5.50 (AUD)

Chia seeds are tiny black seeds that are high in omega-3 fatty acids and fibre.

Chia translates to “strength” in Mayan. They are considered to be a superfood due to the numerous health benefits that come with consumption.

Chia seeds are also vegan and a great plant based protein source.

Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds may be small, but they are packed full of many nutrients. Some of these include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and zinc.

Additionally they are high in antioxidants. This prevents them from going rancid but can also protect humans against degenerative diseases.

chia seeds brown scoop

Chia seeds are 40% fibre. They have more fibre per 100 grams than oats, corn and rice! This means they will make you feel full and can promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut.

Increasing your fibre intake has been shown to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. The high fibre content can be especially beneficial for those with gut issues like constipation.

Adding chia seeds to your baking causes a lower blood sugar response and can help you feel fuller for longer. This is great for type 2 diabetics.

Chia seeds are considered a low carb food because most of the carbohydrates come from fibre which is not absorbed by the body.

They are also a source of protein. One 28 gram serving of chia seeds contains four grams of protein and all the essential amino acids.

Taste & Texture

Chia resembles small, oval shaped black seeds. The seeds are able to absorb large quantities of liquid and form a thick gel. This property makes them very useful in baking. They act as an excellent thickener or egg replacement. Those who are allergic to eggs or vegan can use chia seeds instead of egg in recipes.

Chia seeds have nutty flavour. The taste is very mild meaning you can include them in recipes without them overpowering the other ingredients.

Chia seeds are quite a versatile food. You can use them for flavour or texture depending on the recipe you want to create.

black chia seeds

Suggested Use

Our recommended serving size is 15 grams however it does depend on how you are using the product. Some recipes will require a smaller or larger portion.

15 grams of chia seeds contain only 73 calories and 2.5 grams of protein. This amount will provide 5.1 grams of fibre.

If intestinal motility is an issue for you, then around 25 grams of chia seeds may be more appropriate.

We recommend sprinkling chia seeds on top of cereals or smoothie bowls.

If you wish to get more creative then see below for some delicious recipes.

chia seeds with blueberries in glass

Conclusion

Chia seeds are called a functional food for a reason. Not only are they a great vegan source of protein but they come with other additional benefits like antioxidants and fibre.

If this isn’t reason enough to add them to your diet, they also make for a great thickener in recipes or a mild nutty flavouring.

Our chia seeds are well priced and have only received 5/5 star reviews thus far.

Recipes

Bake-Free Pancake Mix Protein Bars

These protein bars are made from our pancake mix and a few other healthy ingredients. They're high in protein and good fats, making them a good breakfast or snack option. Plus, they don’t require baking!
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Chocolate Chia Pudding

A sweet little snack to tackle cravings with the added bonus of nutritional goodness.
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Crunchy Protein Bars

A quick and easy treat that takes less than 20 minutes and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
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Hemp Protein and Chia Pudding

Hemp protein and chia pudding makes a healthy and delicious high protein breakfast or pudding treat. Packed with nutrients and fibre and flavoured how you’d like - this recipe is a go-to.
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Pea Protein & Chia Cookies

These high protein cookies are made using pea protein and chia seeds.
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Whey Protein Porridge

The perfect whey protein porridge recipe.
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Rated 5/5 Based on 6 customer reviews.

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good value
Review by: Matt on Sun, Jun 6, 2021 6:27 PM
First time buying this in years. Awesome price, awesome product will continue to buy
Review by: Ange on Thu, May 27, 2021 11:41 AM
Good quality.
Review by: Koree on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 9:07 AM
These are fantastic for digestive regularity without any of the side effects of other things. I got these to put in a "healthy" shake. NZ protein provides high-quality whole seeds. It is a good source of healthful oils (particularly the omega-3 fatty acid ALA) and a range of minerals and vitamins.
Review by: Pratik on Mon, Nov 9, 2020 10:21 AM
This is my first time trying chia seeds.
It really goes with hummus, yogurts, salads and etc.
Great :)
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Aug 26, 2020 10:16 AM
Another great value product from the team at nzprotein! you guys rock, this is a great price for a great product. Ben
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 5:51 PM

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Serving size: 15g
Servings per pack: 16.6

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 305kJ 2033kJ
Calories 73 486
Protein 2.5g 17g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 4.7g 31g
       - Saturated 0.5g 3.3g
       - Polyunsaturated 3.6g 24g
       - Monounsaturated 0.3g 2.3g
       - Trans Fat 0g 0g
       - Total omega-3 fatty acids 2.6g 17.5g
       - Total omega-6 fatty acids 0.9g 5.7g
Carbohydrate - total 6.3g 42g
       - Sugars 0.2g 1g
       - Dietary Fibre 5.1g 34g
Sodium 2.4mg 16mg
Potassium 61mg 407mg
Calcium 96mg 631mg
Phosphorus 142mg 948mg
Zinc 0.5mg 3.5mg
Manganese 0.3mg 2.2mg
Copper 0.03mg 0.2mg

Ingredients: Black and white chia seeds.

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