Chía

chia

Native to central, southern Mexico and Guatemala, Chía is an edible seed with an optimal Omega-3, Omega-6 fatty acid, fibre and protein profile.

Omega-3 and Omega-6-fatty acids not only cleanse the arteries, strengthen the cardiovascular system, muscles and bones, but also provide brain food, help the digestion and allow for smooth skin.

Chía is therefore a great plant-based alternative to fish oil as it has none of the fish oil’s disadvantages such as allergenicity, mercury traces, and the often, occurring burping effects.

Chía is easy to use and extremely versatile. It makes for an ideal addition to premium food products and meets the needs and spirit of a powerful and health conscious generation.

Besides bulk sizes, we distribute Chía conveniently packaged in B2C-sizes under the brand Sacchía.

Given its versatility Chía makes for an ideal addition to premium food products and meets the needs and spirit of a powerful and health conscious generation.

Chía can be used in:

– cereals
– Fruit- and nut mixtures
– Breads and baked goods
– Baking pre-mixes etc.
– Shakes and smoothies
– Yoghurt and desserts
– Sauces to help thicken them

Our company can supply organic certified and conventional Chía seeds, which are sustainably cultivated in Mexico in a PPP-project supported by the DEG*. The aim of the PPP-project is to establish a regular income for the many small farmers in Mexico that would normally migrate to large cities. This initiative allows farmers to learn about controlled organic farming techniques and the purification of seeds. They supervise the entire growing cycle and ensure no sprays, such as herbicides, fungicides or pesticides, are used. After the harvest the seeds are transported to the cooperative silos for cleansing and storing. Every single shipment is being checked for quality upon arrival at the warehouse, registered and booked to each respective farmer. Thus the origin of every seed sold can literally be attributed to each contributing farmer. The facility responsible for looking after the cultivation of the Chía seeds, and for guaranteeing the procurement of raw materials in Mexico and Latin America is ISO-9001 and HACCP certified.

The DEG is the German Association for Investment and Development based 
in Cologne

Available Sizes for Sacchía (B2C):

  • 5 g as a daily portion
  • 450 grams

Available Sizes for Sacchía (B2B): on request