Organic Chia Seeds ( 125g)
Note: Chia seeds and tukh malanga are two different products
Historically, Aztec and Mayan civilizations used the seeds in their diets, as well as for medicinal purposes, religious rituals, and cosmetics.
- calories: 138
- protein: 4.7 grams
- fat: 8.7 grams
- alpha-linolenic acid (ALA): 5 grams
- carbs: 11.9 grams
- fiber: 9.8 grams
- calcium: 14% of the Daily Value (DV)
- iron: 12% of the DV
- magnesium: 23% of the DV
- phosphorus: 20% of the DV
- zinc: 12% of the DV
- vitamin B1 (thiamine): 15% of the DV
- vitamin B3 (niacin): 16% of the DV
This nutritional profile is particularly impressive considering that it’s for just a single serving of about two tablespoons.
Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are highly nutritious. They’re packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients.
Antioxidants not only protect the sensitive fats in from going rancid but also benefit human health by neutralizing reactive molecules known as free radicals, which can damage cell compounds if they build up in your body
high in antioxidants. These compounds help protect the seed’s delicate fats while also offering health benefits to humans.
Additionally, the protein in chia seeds could help reduce appetite and food intake.
High in protein and fiber, both of which have been shown to aid weight loss. However, studies on chia seeds and weight loss have provided mixed results.
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Whether you serve this salad as a side dish or a standalone option for a light lunch, it’s sure to impress anyone who tries it.
With chia seeds, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onions, feta cheese, mint, and more, it packs a whole lot of flavor into one small salad.
It’s also filling, tasty, and really good for you.