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Virgen Chia Black Seeds 500g
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Virgen Chia Black Seeds 500g

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Gluten Free; Dairy Free; Soy Free; Non GMO; Vegan; Pesticide and Herbicide free

Chia seeds are 100% natural whole grains that are rich in omega-3, protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Chia is a desert-growing member of the mint family known as Salvia Hispanica L.

Chia can be traced as a food as far back as 3500 B.C. and was part of the staple diet of the Aztec and Mayan civilisations. It was used as a food in many forms to fuel their gruelling physical activities, offered to their gods and used as a currency. Sadly when these civilisations disappeared in the 1500s, Chia disappeared too. Its resurgence started in the 1990s when a team of agricultural engineers were looking for alternative crops that might grow well in northwest Argentina; Chia was one. After analysing it, the team was staggered by the nutritional profile. It was at this point the re-emergence of the Chia seed began.

Through its incredibly rich nutritional profile, Chia can help to redress the imbalances that exist in our diets today; leading to a healthier life and greater feeling of well-being. It has been associated with improvements in cardiovascular conditions, cholesterol, blood pressure, stabilising blood sugar levels, diabetes, digestive health, brain and nervous system health, immune system and inflammatory conditions.

Chia seed is suitable for everyone, male or female, young or old, active or inactive.

Chia seeds come in black and white varieties which have equal nutritional properties, the only difference being the colour of the flower from which they are harvested, purple or white.

Chia contains 19 of the known 23 amino acids and all nine of the essential amino acids.

Chia is loaded with protein, containing 15-24% by volume, but more importantly, unlike almost all other plant food, the protein found in Chia is a complete protein."

Chia contains high levels of omega-3. In fact, Chia contains more omega-3 than wild Atlantic salmon, 10 times more! Chia contains 25% more soluble fibre than flaxseed, and so on.

Chia seed and protein

  • 10x more omega-3 than wild Atlantic salmon
  • 6x more calcium than milk
  • 3x more iron than spinach
  • 2x more potassium than bananas
  • 15x more magnesium than broccoli
  • 2x more fibre than bran flakes
  • 6x more protein than kidney beans
  • 4x more selenium than flaxseed
  • 9x more phosphorus than whole milk
  • 3x more antioxidants than blueberries

  • Delivery Costs

    Free Shipping

    Standard Parcels (under 3kg) over $99 = FREE!

    Parcels under 3kg & under $99 = $7.95
    Parcels over 3kg or bulky over $99 = $12.95
    Parcels over 3kg or bulky under $99 = $16.95


    We offer Express Shipping for parcels up to 3kg

    Parcels under 1kg = $12.95
    Parcels between 1-3kg = $16.95

    - Express shipping is not available to PO Box addresses.
    - Signature is required on delivery.

    Your Discount Chemist use Australia Post to deliver standard parcels and Toll Priority for express shipping requests.

    We use Australia Post & Toll

    Delivery Time

    Parcels arrive within 3-7 business days.
    Express shipped parcels arrive within 1-3 business days (this may be slightly longer for remote country areas).

    Overseas Shipping

    International orders other than New Zealand will be charged at the cost price. Once you place your order one of our staff will email you with the cost of delivery, you have the option of agreeing and proceeding with the order or declining and receiving a full refund. Note: Perfumes cannot be sent overseas.


    Your Discount Chemist use DHL for international orders.


    We use DHL

    New Zealand Shipping Rates:

    Parcels up to 500g = $12.95
    Parcels between 0.5-1kg = $24.95
    Parcels between 1-1.5kg = $29.95
    Parcels between 1.5-2kg = $39.95
    Parcels between 2-2.5kg = $44.95
    Parcels between 2.5-3kg = $49.95

    All New Zealand orders over 3kg will be charged at cost - we will email you after you complete your order.

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