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Shiloh Farms Chia Seeds

Posted in Featured Brand on March 15th at 4:30 pm

Chia seeds have been a popular source of energy and nutrition for centuries – dating back to the Aztecs and other pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico. The seeds are known as ‘hydrophilic’ because they can absorb 10 times their weight in water. The gelatinous substance they form when water logged is soothing to the digestive tract, beneficial for keeping the body hydrated, and helps maintain electrolyte balance.

Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, and they promote good digestion in the body, contributing to a healthy colon and decreased exposure to harmful toxins. The seeds have also been known to slow down the body’s digestion of carbohydrates to help the body stabilize blood sugar levels. In addition, they’re a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, boron, phosphorus, manganese and zinc.

For your customers, chia seeds can be a great yogurt or breakfast cereal topping. Bake them into muffins or pancakes, or add them to salads and smoothies. You could even sample them in your retail store over a small bit of Greek yogurt as a breakfast option. Just be sure your customers know to drink a 12-ounce glass of water for every tablespoon of chia seeds consumed to counteract the water absorption properties.

 

The following Shiloh Farms Chia Seeds are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

222025 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, Black ORGANIC

222031 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, Black

222035 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, White