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Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds, 12-oz. Bag

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1,730 customer reviews
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About the Product

  • Rich source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber
  • Chia seeds absorb 9-12 times their weight in water
  • Versatile, use in recipes both savory and sweet, the product has 2 date on package 1 will be best by date and another will be production date
  • Include Chia seeds in yogurt and oatmeal or in smoothies
  • Add Chia seeds to sauces as a thickener and to muffins and cakes as an egg replacement
  • Product is gluten free, packaging may vary

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Product Description

Flavor:Black  |  Size:12 Oz

Chia seeds are a superfood packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. The product has 2 different date on package one will be best by date and another will be production date

Product Details

Flavor: Black | Size: 12 oz
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 7.8 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B009AH7OU8
  • UPC: 692752103117 616932551444
  • Country of Origin: Ecuador
  • Item model number: CHIA01
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,730 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Nutiva. Nurture Vitality.

Nutiva is the world’s leading brand of organic coconut, chia, hemp, and red palm superfoods.

  • Always organic & non-GMO
  • B Corp & Green Business Certified
  • 1% of sales donated to sustainable agriculture. $3 million+ to date
  • Reducing carbon footprint and becoming a zero waste facility

Nutiva Organic Chia Seed

#1 Organic Chia Seed in the US

A traditional South American superfood, chia seed is making a comeback in healthy diets. This nutritious seed is an excellent vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential minerals, protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Delicious on yogurt and oatmeal, in smoothies, as an egg replacement, or in baking recipes. Nutiva’s high quality standards and support for the organic foods movement make Nutiva the #1 brand to trust for organic chia.

  • #1 Organic Chia Seed in US
  • USDA Organic & Non-GMO Certified
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Never Hexane-Processed
  • Raw & Vegan
  • Packed with omega-3, protein, antioxidants, fiber and essential minerals


Add organic chia to your favorite baking recipes for a healthy addition to muffins, breads, cookies, and more! A great egg replacement for vegan recipes.

Chia Pudding

Create a delicious, healthy, and guilt-free dessert by simply soaking organic chia in almond milk and blending with nut butter and honey.

Healthy Topping

Sprinkle organic chia on yogurt or oatmeal for added protein, omega 3s, and fiber.


Add organic chia to your morning smoothie or juice for a nutrient boost.

Important Information


Calories (60), Total Fat (3 g), Polyunsaturated Fat (2.5 g), Potassium (60 mg), Total Carbohydrate (5 g), Dietary Fiber (5 g), Protein (3 g), Calcium (8%), Iron (6%), Magnesium (10%), Omega 3 (2375 mg), Omega 6 (875 mg), Omega 9 (290 mg)


Raw, certified-organic chia seeds.


Enjoy them on yogurt or oatmeal or in baked goods or smoothies. Try soaking 2 Tbsp of chia seed for 5 minutes in 3-4 oz of water to produce a nutritious chia gel that can be added to hundreds of recipes.

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629 of 659 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Plunkett on July 27, 2013
Flavor Name: BlackSize: 32 Ounce Verified Purchase
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.
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526 of 563 people found the following review helpful By Ronald M. Chavin on March 8, 2013
Flavor Name: BlackSize: 12 oz Verified Purchase
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.

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215 of 227 people found the following review helpful By JoshuaRM on February 25, 2011
Flavor Name: OriginalSize: 3 Lb
Nutritional benefits of Chia seeds are amazing. Here are a few to start:

*According to studies, Chia possesses the highest percentage of the polyunsaturated fatty acids (linolenic and linoleic) of all crops. Chia seeds contain 60% omega 3 fatty acids.

*The protein content of Chia is higher that other nutritional grains. Unlike other grains, it is a complete protein, meaning that it has the appropriate balance of all essential amino acids. About 19 to 23% of chia seeds weight is protein.

*Chia seeds are high in fiber, a 15 gm serving of chia seeds will provide 4 to 5 gm of fiber. Our body requires at least 35 gm of fiber a day to stay healthy.

*Chia seeds contain boron which is essential for bone health.

*Chia seeds are rich in calcium, about 2 oz of chia seeds contains 600 mg of Calcium, as compared to 120 mg for a cup of milk.

*Chia seeds have 2 times more potassium than banana.

*Chia seeds have 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries

Regardless of the astonishing nutritional values of Chia, it also tastes very good. My girlfriend and I make a big pot of "steel cut" oatmeal at night (the quick way is throw a cup of oats in 4 cups of boiling water and just let it sit overnight), put in a good helping of chia seeds, and the next morning you have a wonderful breakfast that could last all week depending on how many people are eating it. Feel free to add a little cinnamon, peanut butter, fruit, or your own oatmeal favorite additions.

There are many other recipes for eating Chia, but oatmeal is my personal favorite.
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