Consumers are just discovering chia – an ancient seed once a staple of the Aztec diet – and are consuming it for the tremendous health benefits. It is the richest plant-based source of Omega-3, protein, fiber and antioxidants, and an excellent source of minerals. This growing awareness of chia introduces exciting opportunities for chia enriched products – chia enhances food nutrition without affecting taste. Chia is the Next Big Thing in food.
Chia is a tropical crop, meaning it grows within 23 degrees of the equator. We are constantly developing relationships in tropical regions with partners in these areas:
Chia can be consumed in a variety of ways. It can be eaten directly as whole seeds, ground seeds, bran, flour and oil, or used in commercial food applications including mixed into bottled beverages, breads and baked goods, breakfast cereals and nutrition bars, pasta and dairy. It can also be used in cosmetic and skin care products (the essential oils), and animal feed to enrich poultry, eggs, beef, milk and pork. The applications for chia are immense and we are always seeking partners and joint ventures with companies in these areas:
To develop a partnership or joint venture with Pure Chia, or to discuss the commercial application of chia with your business or product, please contact us here.