Chia seeds are the fruits of the chia plant Salvia Hispanic. The seeds were already used in the Mayan period as a staple food and remedy. The cultivation takes place in Central and South America, meanwhile also in Southeast Asia and Australia. The seeds, whose name literally means “strong”, are oval and about one to two millimetres in size. They are available in black, black spotted, white and grey. They belong to the oilseeds and to the “pseudo” grains and are thus gluten-free like these. As food, they are actually strong, because in the small seeds contain valuable nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and antioxidants.
Taiyo Chia Seeds Products:
The XiaPure® product line includes high-quality raw materials made of chia seeds. XiaPure® Chia Seeds are cultivated and processed in Bolivia and Argentina. Out of these chia seeds, the XiaPure® Chia Oil, an all-natural and sustainable source of omega-3 (>60% omega-3 ALA) is produced. It provides an optimum omega-3 / omega-6 ratio of 4:1. XiaPure® Chia Protein and XiaPure® Chia Fiber are produced trough defatting the chia seeds. XiaPure® Chia Protein and Fiber are fine and dispersible powders which concentrate 42% of protein and 56% of fiber.