4 Stars By Lynn Plunkett on 2013-07-27
Chia Seeds the Amazing Super Food
I had heard that Chia seeds were very healthy and they contained a lot of good things. I was scooping them in smoothies, and yogurt. Since that time, I did more research and found some interesting info. They are full of omega 3's. They give you energy. They expand 12 times there size if you use them correctly. They contain protein as well as fiber. 1 tbsp equals the protein of 1 egg. They help to regulate cholesterol. The list goes on and on. Something very helpfl to people who buy the seeds is in preparation. I was going through them quickly because I was using them incorrectly. Here is the correct way: For every tbsp you scoop out you add 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water depending on how thick you like it. I usually do 2 tbsp and 1 cup and 1/2 water. Then you leave the seeds in the water for 30 minutes before ever using them. After using them, store them in a container in the refrigerator. They will become like a jelly like pudding. They will last in the fridge for 2 weeks and you can scoop out tbsps and add them to all kinds of foods to get the health benefits. They don't have any taste so they blend into everything. Since the 2tbsp grows 12 x because it absorbs the water, it will last a lot longer and you will be getting a great deal more benefit from them. i am involved in a marathon walk/run training program. I was going on a longer run of 10 miles and needed something in my system that would give me energy but not cause a need for a bathroom trip along the way. I used the chia seeds for fuel in the form of a pudding with a piece of banana and stevia. It worked great. When you buy chia seeds, keep in mind why you are buying them. It is not for the taste. They don't have a taste. IT IS FOR THE AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS. As far as the Nutiva brand, I am very happy with it. Just remember to order organic chia and stay away from anything made in China.
1 Stars By Erin on 2014-07-31
Not pure chia seeds
Received their former packaging. No biggie. But then I found suspicious looking "seeds." First there was a tiny twig, but these look like something else entirely. Showed up in 3 batches of chia pudding I made.
5 Stars By Abby Benjamin on 2017-03-27
Chia Pudding is my New Go-To Dessert
I love the Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds. In bulk, especially, they are well priced. The 2 pound bag has lasted over a month, with daily use. I make chia pudding, stir seeds into my oatmeal and smoothies, sprinkle seeds into breading, baked goods and atop salads. I have enjoyed experimenting with the blank canvas of chia pudding. My Nuts About Chai Chia Pudding recipes has quickly become my favorite, combining a lot of my favorite flavors into a healthy dessert!
5 Stars By darkprince56 on 2014-01-14
makes me go normally
This is the only way I can go to the bathroom :( I was born constipated and usually go once a week, or even longer. When I eat this and flax meal and my bran, I go by the next morning. I eat it with breakfast cereal or just mixed with milk or plain yogurt. I also eat them just in water..I mean drink lol. These will do the trick even when not teamed up with all the other mentioned foods like bran flakes. Do recommend.
Edit: I live near the border (Mexico) and wow, I found chia there by the mounds at $1.65 per 200 grams (about 7oz) I'll now buy it there while I can! :P
5 Stars By Leelou Tyne on 2017-09-24
Love chia seeds, and eat them everyday for energy. The price on these was great. I can find them other places for more, and maybe Costco for a little less. But add in my time and gas and effort to fighting the crowds at Costco, compared to having them delivered to my door..... Well, it's a no brainer for me. These are good tasting and clean. I blend them in a smoothie to get more nutrition out of them, rather then adding them whole to
yogurt or granola or ? I have tried different brands of chia seeds, but like these ones because they are #1 Organic Chia Seed in US
USDA Organic & Non-GMO Certified
Raw & Vegan
Packed with omega-3, protein, antioxidants, fiber and essential minerals.
I add one tablespoon to my smoothies and add natural juices in because the chia seeds absorb so much water, and expand, the smoothie thickens. I've been eating these for years.
5 Stars By JennaFriedlander on 2017-03-03
These delicious seeds have been in my life for five days and they are spectacular. They have aided in my digestion, they make me fuller faster, and they literally taste like nothing. Amazing product. I will be purchasing this for many many years to come.
5 Stars By Tina on 2015-03-26
A good product
I'd never tried chia seeds before, but was intrigued by the supposed health benefits of adding them to my diet, so I ordered this item, Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds, when I was able to get them as an add-on to an order, and wasn't risking a lot of money if I ended up hating them. As it turns out, I enjoy them--I especially like the way they gel when they're soaked, and I even made some chia pudding out of them, which reminded me a little of tapioca (a favorite dessert) in texture. I add them to my daily smoothies and occasionally to oatmeal or sprinkled on yogurt. I know some people are turned off by the black seeds floating around in their drinks or sitting on top of their cereal, but that doesn't bother me. I can't compare this particular brand to any others since I've never tried chia seeds before, but I like that they're organic. I wouldn't hesitate to order them again or recommend them.
1 Stars By shelley on 2015-02-10
Although the "best before" date is a year away, these seeds taste moldy/musty! (Also looks like an odd mix of seeds, something I haven't encountered with other brands.) I've bought lots of products from Nutiva and have always been satisfied. I will definitely not be purchasing Chia from them again.
4 Stars By Ronald M. Chavin on 2013-03-08
Soluble fiber, not omega-3, is the reason why chia seeds are healthy for us
The short-chain omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, is close to useless in improving our health. The average American can convert only about 3% to 5% of it into what he or she really needs, the phospholipid-based long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. So what are the real reasons why chia seeds are healthy for us?
(1)Chia seeds are high in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber partly blocks the absorption of calories from fat. Also, soluble fiber feeds the good bacteria in the human digestive tract and greatly increases their numbers. The good bacteria manufacture beneficial chemicals which (1)kill the bad bacteria, (2)lower blood pressure, (3)cause weight loss, (4)prevent cancer, (5)prevent clogged arteries by improving cholesterol numbers, and (6)prevent constipation.
(2)Chia seeds are high in lignans. Lignans are phytoestrogens that prevent heart disease, cancer, and many other killer diseases. To derive the full health benefit from lignans, we only need to eat an extremely, extremely, extremely small amount of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds every other day.
(3)Chia seeds are high in phytate. Phytate is a powerful antioxidant that prevents heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and many other killer diseases. Phytate partly blocks the absorption of calories from starch and protein. Phytate partly blocks the absorption of toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium. Phytate partly blocks the absorption of iron, which is a cancer-causing and artery-clogging pro-oxidant. Phytate is greatly helpful to diabetics by partly preventing the breakdown of starch into glucose. Phytate slightly reduces the severity of flatulence.
(4)Chia seeds are high in phytosterols. Phytosterols partly block the absorption of cholesterol from our intestines by mimicking the chemical structure of the cholesterol molecule.
Product of Paraguay.
5 Stars By Jane P. Snyder on 2017-03-23
these have made a huge difference in my regularity that I've always struggled with and they're an awesome price !
these are high quality fresh chia seeds at an awesome price these have really made a huge different in my regularity that I've been struggling with for years I highly recommend adding these to your diet and this brand is particular.