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It isn't wise to live without certain basic necessities on hand that can keep you fed for extended periods of time, in the event that food ever comes into short supply for you. This can easily happen through unemployment, failing world and national markets, and even from crop failures--such as those that have occurred recently in the U.S. and in several other parts of the world. One of the greatest additions to your food storage is the chia seed. Consider the following benefits provided by the chia seed and determine if you would like to participate in our annual bulk order, that will feature the chia seed, as well as some high-quality food products from Italy (pasta, tomatoes, olive oil, etc.)
Take a Look At the Chia Seed
Used as a staple by Indians of the southwest and Mexico, this seed was heralded as a running food that could be carried in small, wet leather pouches at the side of Indians who had to run long distances. It has been used as a high-energy food dating clear back to the Aztecs. Tradition states that these seeds were an important staple that was used by Aztec warriors during their many conquests. Runners or warriors could sustain themselves entirely with this seed during 24-hour forced marches or while Indian runners made the long journey from the Colorado river to the California coast to trade their goods. Lightweight and highly nutritious chia seeds were all they carried with them for nourishment, even when traveling long distances. Consider the following nutritional data as you seek to understand why this extraordinary qualities of this exceptional food source. In addition to its uses as a food, because of its exceptional absorption properties chia seeds were also used as a poultice for wounds and injuries that could be easily packed into a wound to prevent infection and to promote healing. The following are several other nutritional or health benefits that are known today through science.
Nutritional Facts and Other Data
Recommended Daily Serving size of 2 Tbs Chia Sees Provides the Following Nutrients:
Complete Protein: 4.14 grams
Total Fat: 6.56 grams
Saturated Fat: .64 grams
Trans Fat: 0 grams
Monounsaturated Fat: .44 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.44 grams
Omega 3 (ALA): 4.2 grams
Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid): 1.24 grams
Cholesterol: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 7.5 grams
Total Dietary Fiber: 8.25 grams
Soluble Fiber: 1.07 grams
Insoluble Fiber: 7.18 grams
Sodium: .42 miligrams
Potassium: 140 miligrams
Calcium: 142.8 miligrams
Iron: 3.28 miligrams
Phosphorus: 213.4 milgrams
Magnesium: 78 miligrams
Also Exceptionally High in Antioxidants
Other Characteristics and Information
The chia seed has a nice, light, nutty taste; it is odorless and easy to add to any recipe because it takes on the flavors of whatever it is added to. It is also an ideal fiber source because of its unusual capacity to absorb and is considered to have better fiber properties than flaxseeds and wheat bran. It can be used as a thickener in many applications and can even take the place of eggs as a binder. Chia seeds retain their high nutritional value during the bread-making process and can be used as an exceptional addition to breads, one that is far superior to flax and other seeds. It completely replaces the need for oil in the bread. Also, for on-the-go people who still value convenience and speed in food preparation, the chia seed will absorb 9 times its weight in water or other liquids in as few as 10 minutes. Imagine adding it to any of our healthful dressings. Of all seeds I've ever used, this is without a doubt my favorite all-around seed. From its light and wonderful flavor and nutritional properties, to its ability to blend into any dish, it is a valuable food storage item that you will quickly learn to use and value on a daily basis. Along with wheat and water, there doesn't exist a more basic and sound product to add to your storage.
Bulk Order Opportunity
We are so impressed with this seed that we are sponsoring an opportunity to purchase high-grade chia seeds that are certified to be 99.99% weed and contaminant free. We have negotiated the lowest prices possible within the United States, but securing these prices requires that we order a significant volume of this seed. If you are interested in purchasing this seed, please go to our home page to view the chia bulk order event.
I really want to be included in this. I need some Chia seeds and some pasta. How do I do this? Thanks
Roughly, how much will need to be ordered per individual so I can budget this in, if possible.
I would love to be included in this. I need so chia seed, pasta and olives. I do need a price, since we are a little tight right now with finances. Thanks Emma
I'm a customer for this!! Thanks. Kisi
Hi. I think I received an email from you a week or so ago, but I can't find it in my inbox, so this is the only way I can figure out how to contact you. I sent you an addressed envelope a couple weeks ago via greensmoothiegirl's instructions for a sourdough starter. I see the check was cashed, and you did send me an email, I think (which is how I knew who it was I'd send it to, since I just had an address before), but I haven't received the starter, yet. How long does it take?