Organic chia seeds are seeds that are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. When we buy organic foods, we are trusting that the food we buy is in fact organic.
The only way to ensure that your food is truly organic, and that we are not paying extra for the false claims and advertising, is to ensure that the food is certified organic.
Any producer in business directly involved with food production can be certified organic.
The certification process will vary from state to state, and country to country, but try and purchase produce that is certified organic.
Organic Chia Seeds – Trust Your Local Farmer
Another way of ensuring that you are purchasing organic chia seeds is to buy them from a small, neighborhood producer who has been growing other foods organically and whose growing process you can see personally.
Don’t be afraid to communicate with your local farmers and see what types of crops they specialize in producing.
Once you trust the farmer to use only organic fertilizers and alternative pest control, you can trust that your chia seeds will be organic as well.
Good News About Chia Seeds
There are certain types of crops that are more difficult to grow than others and require more fertilizer and pesticides to maintain. Happily for us, insects hate the chia plant and organic chia seeds are easier to produce.
Chia seeds come from the mint family and there is just something about the seeds that bugs insects. (pun intended)
In addition to being disliked by insects, chia seeds can be stored at room temperature for long periods of time without becoming rancid, unlike say flaxseeds.
Chia Was a Staple of Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas
A long, long time ago long before the fad of terracotta chia pets, organic chia seeds were cultivated and eaten by the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans, and was considered a staple food alongside corn and beans.
Aztecs used flour made from roasted chia seeds in a variety of energizing gruels, beverages, and food bars.
In pre-Columbian times, chia seeds were a component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and the basic survival ration of Aztec warriors; considered more valuable than gold, and even played a role in religious ceremonies.
What Makes Organic Chia Seeds So Special?
Organic chia seeds are one of the most powerful, functional, and nutritious superfoods in the world! The chia seed is an excellent source of fiber, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3.
Incorporating chia seeds into the daily diet has shown to enhance the nutrient absorption of all foods, including nutritional supplements.
By increasing our consumption of antioxidant-rich foods like chia, we thereby increase antioxidant activity in our bodies, and slow the aging process.
Organic chia seeds are an ideal food for individuals with gluten sensitivity, carbohydrate intolerance, hypoglycemia, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, or anyone who wants to avoid common gluten-containing grains like corn, barley, and wheat.
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