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Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds is an oleaginous plant, considered a pseudocereal, native to southern Mexico and northern Guatemala. Until the late 20th century the plant was largely overlooked as a food crop. Today, Chia Seeds are again widely cultivated in Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and even Australia. Derived from the Salvia hispanica plant, a member of the mint family. It have been a staple in diets for over 5,000 years, boasting not only a rich history but also a versatility that makes them easy to add to a variety of dishes.

At Seedea we understand your needs for quality, whether it’s organic chia seeds for a health-conscious clientele or conventional chia seeds to ensure your supply meets demand. We offer competitive prices and reliable chia seeds bulk options.

Our focus lies in rigorous quality control measures and flexible delivery options to support your business needs. By choosing our chia seeds suppliers, you’ll benefit from our commitment to providing the best quality ingredients, which extends to our exceptional service. Choose a partner that provides you with long-term contracts built on trust and satisfaction.

SPECIFICATION

Category:

Conventional Products, Gluten-Free Products, Organic Products

Origin:

Paraguay, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia

Purity:

99.95%

Shelf life:

12 months

Packaging:

25 kg paper bags or 750 kg / 1000 kg PP big bags

Harvest months:

April - June

Full product specification for Conventional Product
available in PDF file

Full product specification for Organic Product
available in PDF file

Nutritional Profile of Chia Seeds

Both conventional and organic chia seeds have a rich nutritional profile. They are one of the most popular superfoods.

Chia seeds are a great source of dietary fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and vitamins. A single-ounce serving provides a robust array of essential nutrients:

  • Fiber: Approximately 9.8 grams.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids (ALA): Around 5 grams, promoting heart health and cognitive function.
  • Protein: About 4.7 grams.
  • Minerals: High levels of phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Health Benefits and Functional Uses

Chia seeds’ nutritional composition supports various health benefits:

  • They are considered one of the best antioxidants. Packed with compounds like chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and quercetin. Helps protect against cellular damage.
  • They are famous for aiding weight management. The high fibre and protein content can help in reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness.
  • It was proven they support cardiovascular health. The omega-3 fatty acids and fibre contribute to lowering cholesterol levels. Improves heart health.
  • They may benefit blood sugar regulation. The fibre in chia seeds can help stabilize blood sugar levels. Recommended in the diet for diabetics

Organic vs. Conventional Chia Seeds: Nutritional Differences

Organic cultivation of chia seeds typically results in a slightly lower protein content and higher carbohydrate levels compared to their conventionally grown counterparts. Despite that, they are a source of better quality protein measured as essential amino acid index and nitrogen-poor molecules.

Cultivation Practices of chia seeds: Organic vs. Conventional

Organic Chia Seeds Cultivation

Organic chia seeds are cultivated without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  This method supports sustainable agricultural practices and provides a purer form of chia seeds.

Organically grown chia seeds typically command higher prices due to the lower yields and the additional costs associated with obtaining organic certification.

Conventional Chia Seeds Cultivation

In contrast, conventional chia seeds cultivation can utilize modern agricultural technologies including synthetic inputs which might increase yield. This often results in a lower cost per unit, making conventional chia seeds more economically viable for large-scale production and more competitive in pricing.

Incorporating Chia Seeds in the food industry

Chia seeds can be eaten raw or processed. They are very absorbent and develop a gelatinous texture when soaked in water making it easy to mix them into cooked cereal or other dishes. Chia seeds have become a versatile ingredient in the food industry, celebrated for their nutritional health benefits and functional properties. Here’s how they are utilized across various food products:

  1. Baked Goods and Breakfast Items: Chia seeds are commonly used as egg substitute and fat replacement in baked products, which helps in reducing calorie and fat content while enhancing the omega-3 acid profile. They are also integrated into muesli, cereals, and breakfast bars.
  2. Beverages and Snacks: In dairy drinks and fruit smoothies, chia seeds add texture and essential nutrients. They also appear in healthier snack options like granola bars and energy snacks, providing sustained energy release.
  3. Culinary Uses: Chia seeds are sprinkled over salads, incorporated into soups, and used as thickeners in sauces, benefiting from their high water-absorption capacity.

Functional Uses in Food Processing

Chia seeds’ adaptability and health benefits make them a valuable ingredient for food manufacturers, enhancing both the nutritional value and functional properties of food products.

Organic chia seeds offer superior techno-functional properties, providing additional benefits when incorporated into food products. The seeds can retain their quality and functionality even after undergoing food processing.

Incorporating chia seeds as a foam stabilizer and emulsifier in foods enhances texture and consistency. This mucilage behaves as a suspending agent and binder, used in food preparations like dressings and sauces.

Chia gum (extracted from the seeds) is utilized for its high dietary fibre content. Stabilized with glycerol, it improves the functional properties of food products.

In the EU chia seeds are classified as a novel food and their usage in food products is regulated. The inclusion rates in food categories are capped at a maximum of 10% or 15g per serve, to balance consumption within the safe recommended daily intake.

Struggling to find reliable chia seeds suppliers?

We distinguish ourselves through a meticulous approval process for our conventional or organic ingredients suppliers. Each time we make sure that offered chia seeds not only meet, but exceed, the highest quality standards of our clients. Invest in the integrity of your product and the trust of your consumers – check our offers or contact us for a quote.

About us

Our focus is on top-quality pseudocereals grown primarily in Poland, along with pulses and seeds sourced from trusted European suppliers and Kazakhstan. With our carefully curated range, you can trust that every product we offer has been chosen with expertise and care, ensuring exceptional quality

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We ensure consistent quality by conducting analyzes in accredited laboratories. How we do it? We analyze each incoming truck of raw material according to our analysis plan. We use third party auditors to evaluate the production sites.

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Safe Production Process

Our suppliers produce products in certified manufactures sites. How we make it safe? We implemented internal quality checks of the final product. Such internal report is provided by each supplier, to confirm each produced ton of the product was well verified before releasing it to the customer.

Safe Production Process

Our suppliers produce products in certified manufactures sites. How we make it safe? We implemented internal quality checks of the final product. Such internal report is provided by each supplier, to confirm each produced ton of the product was well verified before releasing it to the customer.

Flexible Delivery

Our suppliers receive updated delivery schedule each week so they can work accordingly and prepare the goods on- time. We can deliver the goods anywhere in Europe.

Flexible Delivery

Our suppliers receive updated delivery schedule each week so they can work accordingly and prepare the goods on- time. We can deliver the goods anywhere in Europe.

Sourcing

We source high quality products from trusted and approved suppliers. How we verify them? We visit producers before we start cooperation, we evaluate their production sites to learn more about it and verify whether producers can meet our customers’ requirements.

Sourcing

We source high quality products from trusted and approved suppliers. How we verify them? We visit producers before we start cooperation, we evaluate their production sites to learn more about it and verify whether producers can meet our customers’ requirements.

Quality Control

We ensure consistent quality by conducting analyzes in accredited laboratories. How we do it? We analyze each incoming truck of raw material according to our analysis plan. We use third party auditors to evaluate the production sites.

Quality Control

We ensure consistent quality by conducting analyzes in accredited laboratories. How we do it? We analyze each incoming truck of raw material according to our analysis plan. We use third party auditors to evaluate the production sites.

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