Organic Black Chia Seed Powder
Our organic black chia seed powder is a magical ingredient. When whole chia seeds are hydrated, each seed attracts liquid to itself, forming an individual gel "bubble", which is what makes it slippery. When chia powder is hydrated, rather than a bubble, the entire surrounding liquid is infused with this gelatinous material, thickening the liquid mixture as a whole. This is why chia powder is considered to be a binder, like eggs, in baking recipes, whereas chia seeds are not.
Chia powder exhibits a slightly stronger nutty flavor over whole chia seeds (although, it is still relatively mild). This enhancement is simply due to the chia oils being more exposed, so our taste buds have a better chance to explore them.
Organic black chia seed powder is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids. "Chia" translates to "Strength" in Mayan. Native to Mexico and northern Guatemala, chia seeds were one of the main staples in Mayan and Aztec diets as early as 3,500 B.C.
Locally made in Canada, buying our organic black chia seed powder encourages local businesses and reduces pollution from long-distance transportation.
- Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.