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  • Whole chia seeds, a nutritional powerhouse used by ancient Aztecs and Mayans
  • Good source of ALA omega-3 essential fatty acid that helps support heart health
  • 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving
  • Higher in antioxidant activity than blueberries
  • Neutral flavor means chia seeds can be easily blended into smoothies or your other favorite foods without affecting the taste
  • A source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) an omega-3 essential fatty acid that supports heart health
  • Easily digestible and does not need to be ground
  • Fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract and can have a positive effect on cholesterol
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Spectrum Essentials Chia Seeds, 12 Ounce + Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Essential Flaxseed 14 oz.
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Ingredients
Calories (60), Calories From Fat (45), Total Fat (4 g), Total Carbohydrate (4 g), Dietary Fiber (4 g), Protein (2 g), Calcium (64 mg), Iron (1 mg), Magnesium (40 mg), Omega 3 and Omega 6 Lipids (150%)

Directions
Spectrum Essentials Chia Seed Omega-3 and Fiber Directions <br>Suggested serving: 1 tbsp daily. Add to yogurt, cereal, smoothies or salads; eat it whole or ground, raw or baked in goods. Seeds soaked in water form a gel that can be flavored and enjoyed as a snack. Add some seeds to a water bottle to help keep the body hydrated during exercise. Consult your healthcare practitioner for your individual needs. <br> Supplement Facts <br>Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon <br>Servings

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Product Description

Spectrum Essentials offers a wide array of dietary supplements including distinct products aimed to support good health by providing essential fatty acids (EFA’s) like Omega-3, Omega-6, Vitamin D and other vital nutrients. The Spectrum Essentials brand line features flaxseed oils, fish oils, a complete line of vegetarian and vegan EPA and DHA, as well as whole and ground flaxseed, chia seed and variety of delicious seeded blends. Discover how Spectrum Essentials products can supplement and support your healthy diet.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.4 x 2.6 inches ; 12.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • 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.
  • ASIN: B003GT5TBW
  • UPC: 022506521063
  • Item model number: 252106
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,444 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

I love chia seeds.
Alana Hamilton
I just add it to salads, oatmeal, yogurt, applesauce, cereal, water etc.
Kaori
I would recommend this product to anyone is looking for healthy foods.
Emelia Mateo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

100 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Nadia Mumida on December 7, 2010
A coworker was selling Mila, multi-level-marketing chia seeds, and had the office hooked. I asked my coworkers about it, and heard: "I wake up easier. I'm more awake when I get up." "I have more energy." "I don't snack as much during the day." and my favorite, "I don't get bad hangovers."
I wasn't about to spend $70 for a bag of Mila chia seeds, so I got the $8 Spectrum brand instead. The first nite, I stirred a spoonful into a glass of water, and waited. It had a clear baby-snot consistency that I found gross. I drank it anyway. The next morning, I sprinkled a spoonful in a packet of instant organic oatmeal. Knowing that the seeds absorb a lot of water, (and knowing I'm not much of a water drinker and need to sneak it into my diet whenever I can) I added extra water. It thickened nicely, and blended right in. I think it added body to the oatmeal, and it was fine.

To my surprise, it took me a long time to eat the oatmeal. I was also full for a long time. Usually, breakfast kick starts my appetite. Once I start eating, it's ON. A couple of hours later, when I normally be starving for my 11a.m. snack, I wasn't hungry.
Later, I was in a crowd in a not-so-good-area with a bunch of people around me. I am usually slightly anxious under such circumstances, and I noticed that I felt fine, totally normal.

I found that odd, so I went online to see if chia had anything to do with it. Apparently, people with depression/anxiety have low levels of some kind of good fat in thier brains that chia seeds have. I think it helped me keep my cool in a normally uncomfortable situation for me. Better than chammomile tea. Day 2, same thing. I normally crave chocolate, and the cravings weren't there. I actually wanted healthier foods. After dinner, for dessert, I wanted and ate a tomato.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Sleepypenguin45 on February 27, 2012
I'm not one who buys into the whole 'miracle food' and 'superfood' business. Some foods are better nutritionally than others, yes, but no single food is a cure-all. But when I heard about chia seeds from a family member I figured I would try them out. With a mere 1 tbsp. serving packing 4g of fiber and 150% of your DV for omega-3's, you can't go wrong. As I started using these, I also increased the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in my diet.

After incorporating chia seeds into my diet, I have to admit I feel better. I have always been a lethargic person for as long as I can remember, and lately it has been easier for me to get up and get ready for my day. However I also attribute this to my overall change towards a healthier diet.

Where this has really made the most difference is with my digestion. I suffer from IBS and have always had irregular digestion. It is really hard for me to get enough fiber because insoluble fiber can really irritate my stomach. But since I started eating oatmeal with 1 tbsp. of chia seeds every morning, my digestion is regular for the first time in my life. No more worrying about stomach pain and irregularity! I can't emphasize how much of a relief this is after a lifetime of dealing with a sensitive stomach.

Oatmeal and chia seeds are both good sources of soluble fiber (and some insoluble as well) which is much easier for me to digest. Kicking off my morning this way helps keep me full and satisfied until it's time for lunch. The chia seeds absorb the excess liquid in the oatmeal and form a filling gel. They don't add a lot of flavor, they are just chock-full of nutrition. My formula is:

Whole grain oatmeal (Trader Joe's Heart Healthy w/ flax seed & plant sterols, 160cal) + 1 tbsp. chia seeds + 80 cal.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jenny on May 1, 2012
I have found it quite easy to mix 1 T of chia seeds into my daily yogurt. Gives it a wonderful little crunch and I know I've added 4 grams of fiber to my already healthy snack.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By fitnessforlife on December 6, 2011
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Heard about this product on Dr. Oz show lol! (he so cute) well, i thought i'd give it a try... it is a great source of omega 3 and great fiber supplement. It helps keep me full longer. I put it in my oatmeal, protein shakes , my tea, yogurt, cereal, etc. I love this product. I will buy again and again! the price is awesome versus the prices in the local health stores
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By PWTSM on September 10, 2012
Chia seeds are very healthy and can be added to just about any foods & recipes (tastes a little like nutty cracked pepper). I trust and like both Spectrum and Nutiva brand (Nutiva Organic White Chia Seeds, 14-Ounce, 2-Count Pouches) because they offer quality as well as full disclosure of where & when their products were packaged/harvested. I have never got a "bad" or rancid batch of chia seeds from either company, no problems at all with Spectrum. I buy many spectrum products, have for many years, and never have had problems with any of them. Always fresh. I've purchased Spectrum chia locally and Nutiva chia here on Amazon.com.

The price of Chia Seeds has gone up as much as 300% (most brands) in the last 18 months due to popularity and is expected to rise even more very soon. This Spectrum 12 oz bag seems to be the lowest price I've seen on Amazon lately. Personally I'm going to stock up since the prices are going so high so fast. If you want to eat chia daily I advise others do the same if you can afford to. Waiting will most likely just mean you'll pay more later. They can be frozen for long term storage, or vacuum sealed.

I add chia seeds to my husbands meat dishes to give him the added nutrients and antioxidants he does not get otherwise.
I add chia to just about all foods I eat, just a little in everything. I sprinkle them over Salads and Veggies like cracked pepper.
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