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Chia Bran 200gm Gluten Free by The Chia Co.

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Chia Bran 200gm Gluten Free by The Chia Co.

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Chia Bran is a concentrated chia fibre and protein product that will benefit people wanting to significantly increase fibre and protein in their diet. Most of the fibre is insoluble fibre (80 per cent) and soluble fibre (20 per cent).

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    The Chia Co. Chia Bran 200gm Gluten Free.

    Chia Bran is a concentrated chia fibre and protein product that will benefit people wanting to significantly increase fibre and protein in their diet. Most of the fibre is insoluble fibre (80 per cent) and soluble fibre (20 per cent). This optimal ratio is ideal for healthy digestion; the insoluble fibre provides roughage to assist with regularity, while the soluble fibre helps contribute to lowering blood glucose levels.

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    Product Description

    An ancient seed with more Omega 3, dietary !bre and protein than any other food from nature.

    Why is it good for me? Chia is nature’s complete superfood containing Omega 3 ALA, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. Chia should be included in your diet – for overall health and wellbeing. Chia is gluten free; promotes heart health; supports joint function and mobility and aids a healthy digestive system.

    How do I include it in my daily diet? Chia is easy to include in your everyday diet as it tastes great. Sprinkle raw on food; such as breakfast cereals, salads and soups. Mix with water to form a thick gel and blend into
    smoothies and drinks. Add to bread and muf!n recipes. Black and white seeds have the same nutritional values - it is up to you whether you would like to see it in your food!

    Storage: Ambient storage in store and at home.

    • Promotes heart health
    • Supports Joint function and mobility
    • Aids a healthy digestive system
    • Promotes skin and hair lustre
    • Heart Foundation Tick of Approval
    • Gluten Free and endorsed by the Coeliac Society.

     

    About the brand  

    The Chia Seed is the richest known source of plant-based Omega 3 and 6 and is also high in protein, fibre, antioxidants, and a range of vitamins and minerals – essential dietary elements for our health.

    The Chia Co is concerned about the health and wellbeing of the Australian community and has dedicated itself to the production of Chia seeds and Chia products. The Chia Co is now the world’s largest producer of natural, raw chia seed, an ancient Aztec seed originating from South America. 

    The Chia Co farms are located in the pristine Kimberley region of Western Australia, exactly 15 degrees south of the equator.  Growing Chia at this latitude provides the ideal conditions, maximizing the omega 3 oil profile in every seed. 

    The Chia Co products are mild tasting and easy to include in the everyday diet as they can be added to any meal.

    Chia is a wholegrain food because it contains all components of the grain; the Bran, Germ and Endosperm.

    There is a constantly growing body of evidence that the consumption of wholegrain foods leads to better health. Research also shows that eating wholegrain foods can help lower the risk of being overweight and lower the risk of diet related disease such as diabetes and heart disease.

    Many of the important nutritients are located in the outer layer ‘the Bran’ which is why wholegrain foods are so important.

    Some research suggests that people who have a diet rich in wholegrain high fibre foods have a reduced risk of bowel cancer.

    The amazing thing about Chia as wholegrain food is that it contains such a high amount of fibre, protein and Omega 3 as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids which is very rare for a vegetarian source of protein

    Chia is naturally rich in essential nutrients for good heart health.

    Omega 3 (ALA)
    Chia contains 20% Omega 3. The Omega 3 ALA found in Chia is especially important for a healthy heart and research has shown Omega 3 ALA can be beneficial for lowering cholesterol, maintaining artery function and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The heart foundation recommends a daily intake of Omega 3 ALA

    Dietary Fibre
    Chia contains 36% fibre of which 80% is insoluble and 20% soluble. Consuming soluble fibre helps to lower cholesterol in the body. High blood cholesterol is a known risk factor in CVD.

    Antioxidants
    Chia contains very high levels of antioxidants. Oxidation in the human body produces chemicals called ‘free radicals’ and these chemicals have been linked to CVD. A diet high in antioxidants helps to neutralise these free radicals in the body which supports heart health.

     

    Chia is a wholegrain food because it contains all components of the grain; the Bran, Germ and Endosperm.

    There is a constantly growing body of evidence that the consumption of wholegrain foods leads to better health. Research also shows that eating wholegrain foods can help lower the risk of being overweight and lower the risk of diet related disease such as diabetes and heart disease.

    Many of the important nutritients are located in the outer layer ‘the Bran’ which is why wholegrain foods are so important.

    Some research suggests that people who have a diet rich in wholegrain high fibre foods have a reduced risk of bowel cancer.

     

    The amazing thing about Chia as wholegrain food is that it contains such a high amount of fibre, protein and Omega 3 as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids which is very rare for a vegetarian source of protein

     

    Chia is naturally rich in essential nutrients for good heart health.

     

     

     

    Vitamins, Minerals, Trace Elements & Gluten

    • Calcium - ensures strong bones and teeth as well as the proper functioning of neuromuscular and cardiac function.
    • Iron - is a component of a number of proteins, most importantly haemoglobin which transports oxygen to tissues throughout the body, in particular from the lungs to the muscles and other organs.
    • Magnesium - aids in the body's absorption of calcium and also plays a key role in the strength and formation of bones and teeth. Magnesium is also vital for maintaining a healthy heart by stabilising heart rhythm and helping prevent abnormal blood clotting.
    • Phosphorus - supplies the body with phosphate, and phosphate is a main component of bone structure. Phosphorus is necessary to maximise the benefits of calcium and can also help maintain the health of the kidneys and regulate fluid levels in the body.
    • Potassium - helps to regulate blood pressure, to keep the right balance of water in fat and muscle tissues and ensures the proper functioning of cells.

    Chia is gluten free. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley. Some people cannot tolerate gluten when it comes in contact with the small intestine in a condition known as coeliac disease.

    Nutritional
    Information

    Black

     

    Quantity
    Serving per 15g

    Quantity
    Serving per 100g

    Calcium
    Cobalamin
    (Vitamin B12)
    Folate
    Iron
    Magnesium
    Phosphorus
    Potassium
    Gluten

    75mg
    13.5ng
     
    13.5ug
    1.0mg
    43.5mg
    90mg
    75mg
    Not detected

    500mg
    90ng
     
    90ug
    6.5mg
    290mg
    600mg
    500mg
    Not detected

     Protein & Amino Acids

    Protein occurs in all living cells. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. The human body uses protein to build and repair tissues, to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. The human body needs relatively large amounts of protein and must draw on it from the diet as protein isn't stored in the body.

    Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Of the amino acids found in proteins, some can be made by the body while others are essential in the diet. Amino acids are used for the synthesis of body proteins and can also be used as a source of dietary energy. Chia contains all 8 essential amino acids and more.

    Essential Amino Acids (mg/g)*

    Non Essential Amino Acids (mg/g)*

    Isoleucine 7.02
    Leucine 12.66
    Lysine 8.59
    Methionine 2.95
    Phenylalanine 9.39
    Threonine 6.86
    Tryptophan 2.18
    Valine 9.10

    Alanine 9.16
    Arginine 19.06
    Aspartic Acid 15.33
    Glutamic Acid 33.19
    Glycine 9.32
    Histidine 5.10
    Proline 8.26
    Serine 10.50
    Tyrosine 4.11

     

     Dietary Fibre


    Seed composition per 100g.

     

    Soluble fibre is 'soluble' in water. When mixed with water it forms a gel-like substance and swells. Soluble fibre has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol.

    Insoluble fibre does not absorb or dissolve in water. It passes through the digestive system in close to its original form. Insoluble fibre offers many benefits to intestinal health, including regular gut function and can reduce the risk and occurrence of colon cancer.

     

    Nutritional
    Information

    Quantity per
    Serving 15g

    Quantity per
    Serving 100g

    Dietary Fibre
    Insoluble
    Soluble

    5.4g
    4.5g
    0.9g

    36.0g
    29.9g
    6.1

    Omega 3

    Omega 3 ALA is especially important for a healthy heart and research has shown it can be beneficial for lowering cholesterol, maintaining artery function and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The other function of ALA in the body is to be partially converted to other Omega 3 fatty acids - Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) which studies have shown can be beneficial for brain function, mood disorders and cardiovascular health.

    Omega 6 LA is important for healthy skin and to be partially converted to Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Arachidonic Acid (AA) which research has shown can be beneficial for anti inflammation, joint mobility and heart function.

    Nutritional
    Information

    Quantity per
    Serving 15g

    Quantity per
    Serving 100g

    Fat, Total
    - Saturated
    - Trans
    - Polyunsaturated
    - Omega 3 ALA
    - Omega 6 LA
    - Monounsaturated

    5.0g
    0.6g
    0.0g
    4.0g
    2.9g
    1.1g
    0.5g

    34.0g
    4.0g
    0.3g
    26.4g
    19.3g
    7.1g
    3.3

    Antioxidants

    Because oxidation is a naturally occurring process within the body through external sources such as exposure to the sun or pollution, a balance with antioxidants must exist to maintain cell health. Chia is an excellent source of antioxidants.

    Studies have shown a diet containing antioxidants can slow the process of aging in both the body and the brain such as lessen the effects of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and muscle degeneration.

    The level of antioxidant within foods is measured by their Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC score.

    Nutritional
    Information

    Quantity per
    Serving 15g

    Quantity per
    Serving 100g

    ORAC Vitamin E
    Equivalence

    1538

     

     

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