Chia Seeds

Introduction

Consumers world-wide are discovering what athletes, sport enthusiasts and the ancient Mayan warriors have known for a long time: chia seeds are packaged with Omega-3, dietary fiber and antioxidants.

Our chia grows in the Peruvian highlands where it is cultivated by small farming communities the same way for hundreds of years. The plant grow up to 1 meter in size and are harvested in the spring time. The seeds contain twice as much protein offers high levels of dietary fiber, antioxidants Omega-6 fatty acids and seven times more Omega-3 than salmon.

Our chia products are 100% natural, non-GMO and guaranteed free of pesticides.

 

General characteristics

Product classification:Salvia hispanica L.

Type:Dried, Ready-to-Eat, 100% Chia

Style:Chia Seed: dried, filetered and sorted seed
Chia Oil: cold-pressed virgin oil

Origin:Andean highlands, Peru

Cultivation:Organic or conventional

Color classification:Black chia seed: gray, dark-gray to black
White chia seed: light-gray, beight to light cream
Chia oil: Light yellow-green

Product Types

Chia seed
Chia oil
(Gelatinized) chia flour/powder on request.

Certification:SENASA, ControlUnion

Physical Characteristics

Color visual:Seed: white, black

Taste:Characteristic

Odor:Characteristic

Foreign material:Max. 0.1%

Defects:Seed: Max. 1.5% (sick/crushed seed)

Caliber:1.1 mm

Chemical Characteristics

Humidity level      Seed: Max 13%

Microbiological Characteristics

Aerobic mesophilic:Max. 105 cfu

Yeast:Max. 1000 cfu

Mold:Max. 1000 cfu

E. coli:Max. 10 cfu

Salmonella SP:Abcent (25g)

Nutricion Facts (100g POR)

Energy:492 kcal. / KJ 2059

Protein:20.4 g

Fat:32.7 g, of which:
- Saturated Fat: 2.9g
- Monounsat. Fat: 0.12g
- Polyunsat. Fat: 26.2g

Fatty Acids:- Omega-3: 17552 mg
- Omega-6: 5785 mg

Cholesterol:0 mg

Carbohydrates:40.3 g, of which:
- Sugars: 0 g - Dietary fibers: 35.4 g

Sodium:4.6 mg

Minerals:Potassium: 592 mg
Calcium: 755.4 mg
Phosphorus: 867 mg
Magnesium: 381.2 mg
Selenium: 55.1 mg
Iron: 17.7 mg
Copper: 0.2 mg
Zinc: 4.2 mg

Amino Acids:per 1 g protein:
ASPARTIC ACID: 16.89 mg
GLUTAMIC ACID: 35.01 mg
SERINE: 10.49 mg
HISTIDINE: 5.31 mg
GLYCINE: 9.43 mg
THREONINE: 7.09 mg
ALANINE: 10.44 mg
TYROSINE: 5.63 mg
PHENYLALANINE: 10.16 mg
VALINE: 9.50 mg
METHIONINE: 5.88 mg
ISOLEUCINE: 8.01 mg
LEUCINE: 13.71 mg
LYSINE: 9.70 mg
PROLINE: 7.76 mg

 

Order Specifications

Packaging/Presentation:– PP woven Bag 25 kg or 50 kg net
– Triple layer Kraft paper bag 25 kg or 50 kg net
– PP woven Big Bag 1000 kg net (FCL only)

Shipping:Ex works, FOB/CIF on request.

Minimum order:5000 kg.

Delivery detail:21-28 days, FIFO.

    Price per KG - 2019

Black chia seeds:                  USD 3.46 - 4.47

White chia seeds:                  USD 4.47 - 4.60

Chia oil:                               USD 16.44 - 25.14

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