There is a new “SUPER FOOD” being talked about that’s not really new. The chia plant has been used by humans for centuries and is making quite a comeback around the world for a good reason – it’s loaded with what our bodies need both young and old, weak or strong. You will feel chia’s nutrition!
Chia is the highest known natural source of Omega-3 EFA (Essential Fatty Acids), something our modern diets are typically lacking. We are now finding out the health effects due to the lack of Omega-3 and the abundance of Omega-6 in our diets.
When it comes to chia seeds, not all are created equal…
We are often asked why we only sell chia seeds from Central or South America. The short answer is that we prefer seeds from the areas where chia has been farmed for more than 600 years – places such as Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.
The nutritional properties of chia seeds can vary according to such things as the latitude of the growing location and the soil type. Chia grown in its native areas, where the farming techniques have been perfected over generations, have the highest levels of Omega-3 and are more likely to meet our strict quality and nutritional standards.
We are currently working with farmers around Australia, seeking alternative locations to grow high quality Omega-3 chia seeds. As soon as we are able to produce the same quality of seed in Australia that is being produced in other growing areas, we will have them available for you.
Chia Enterprises (the company behind the Chianergy® brand) is proud to be an Australian run company, supporting future developments here in Australia with high quality products made from high quality chia. We have been recognised around the world as leaders in product development for the many unique products and processes we have developed for this unique seed.
We utilise the nutrients found in the chia plant to produce leaf extracts, which we use in our skin care range – just one of the ways we give farmers an alternative crop for their future in this rapidly growing industry.