Black Chia Seed
Black Chia Seeds are small, oval-shaped, edible seeds known for their nutritional value and health benefits. Mild in flavor and unique in texture, these healthy seeds can range from crunchy to nutty to gelatinous depending on how they are prepared.
Use raw or mix with water or juice to form a gel
Storage & handling
Store in dry, cool place.
Black Chia Seeds (the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant) have been cultivated as a food source for thousands of years in Meso-and South America, at least since the time of the Mayan and Aztec empires. In fact, the word "chia" is a corruption of the Mayan word for "strength" and gives a good indication of the reason it was so highly valued.
Chia seed is one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids and are naturally gluten-free, high in calcium and loaded with fiber. The nutritional punch of these little seeds has been long known, dating back to Aztec warriors who used this superfood to fuel their conquests.
Chia seeds have a well-known ability to form a gel when soaked in water or other liquid. The outer shell of chia seeds is covered in microscopic hair-like fibers. These fibers attract and trap water, forming a loose gel with up to nine times the original volume of the chia seeds.
Their unique ability to become gelatinous when soaked in liquid aids digestion and slows the absorption of nutrients while also creating a new way to create texture in recipes.
This popular, healthy alternative to traditional pudding is both easy and delicious, and incorporates our nutritious White Chia Seeds. Try topping your pudding with fresh or dried fruit, toasted shaved coconut, nuts or seeds for added texture and flavor.