Organic chia seeds- powerful nutritional punch
Chia seed is an excellent source of soluble fibre, a good source of protein and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3.
Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia, a member of the mint family from southern Mexico. In pre-Columbian times, chia seeds were a staple of Aztec and Mayan diets and one tablespoon of the seeds was thought to sustain a person for 24 hours.
Sun&Seed was the first to bring chia seeds to the UK market, recognising its supreme nutritional value and versatile use and we still use our long established and excellent relationships with growers in South America to bring you the best quality chia.
Our top tip: try soaking them as a binding ingredient to make vegan and gluten free seed crackers.
Meet Sun & Seed - Bedfordshire, UK
We are passionate about food and how it is produced. This is how we started our story back in 2004, on a small family farm where pumpkins and sunflowers were grown, knowing that organic, wholesome food is not from the past, but very much the future.
We use traditional artisan methods; our seeds and nuts are hand-selected, and stone-ground and our oils cold-pressed. Even when we need to enhance the flavour for some of our products by toasting methods, this is always done lightly, at a temperature below 42°C. It’s a slow and careful process, but we think it’s worth the effort!