Chia seeds are truly a superfood. One ounce (about two tablespoons) of chia seeds provides a whopping 11 grams of fiber (45% of the recommended daily intake), 14% of the recommended daily intake of iron, 18% of calcium, 24% of magnesium, 27% of phosphorus, 30% of manganese 14% of zinc, not to mention that they're naturally gluten free and suitable for people suffering from gluten intolerance and celiac disease. But that's not all: chia seeds are one of the best vegetable sources of protein (one ounce provides 7 grams, 10% of the RDI) and vitamins B1, B2, B3 (about 20% of the RDI in one ounce) and the richest vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids (5 grams in one ounce, the RDI is 3-4 grams), and unlike flaxseeds, they can be eaten whole and don't need to be ground. It comes as no surprise that chia seeds are packed with health benefits and can help people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease, gastritis, acid reflux, nausea, indigestion, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatism and many other diseases and conditions: they stabilize blood sugar, regulate insulin levels and prevent blood spikes keeping you full longer, aid digestion, prevent heartburn and acid reflux, increase appetite, soothe the stomach lining, reduce colon inflammation, normalize blood pressure, lower triglycerides and LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol, protect against strokes, atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease, help maintain healthy bones and teeth. I'm in love with chia seeds. They normalize my cholesterol and blood pressure, help my acid reflux and gastritis and keep me full for a long time stabilizing my blood sugar. I add them everywhere: from oatmeal and cereal to different recipes. When soaked for a few minutes, chia seeds develop a gelatinous coating and produce a nutritious and almost tasteless gel which is a great cholesterol free binding agent that can be used instead of eggs and won't affect the flavor of any food. One of the best products on iHerb, hands down.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 14, 2010 | Verified Purchase
These little seeds behave a lot like flaxseeds and are easy to digest in smoothies or drinks (with water, juice etc..), because they form a sort of gel with liquids. I find the softened seeds more pleasant to swallow than dry ones. The health benefits are the same or better than with flaxseeds, so I will continue to eat these with gusto.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 21, 2015 | Verified Purchase
DELIVERY IS FAST AND WELL PACKED.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 05, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Bought these chia seeds loads of times and they've always been excellent.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 02, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I love chia seeds and I have some everyday. However, I heard that this brand has a quite scary record of infecting consumers with a bacteria, I dont know the name, but it was shocking for me, because the given bacteria is just found in very dirty places with very terrible sanitary conditions. Lets just hope that the USA government makes it worth the taxpayers money and inspect this company and other companies more efficiently.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 23, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Chia seeds are fantastic. This brand is a little more expensive than some. Works great.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 01, 2011 | Verified Purchase
High quality, tasty product at a fair price! Great for shakes and smoothies.
Posted by happydays on Nov 02, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Excellent for chuapudding or to put your oatmealporrigde:) Good price.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 25, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 15, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Just gave this a try. I was looking for a nice substitute to quinoa in my salad and this seems like a good one. Will order again
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 21, 2017 | Verified Purchase