Chia’s use as a food source dates back to 3500 B.C.

The Mayans and other Native American peoples
discovered Chia’s wondro...
The Aztecs
First cultivated Chia over 500 years ago
Recognized Chia as a quot;superfoodquot;
Prized it so highly that it w...
Aztec warriors and runners are believed to have sustained
themselves for an entire day on just a tablespoon of Chia.

Afte...
CHIA (SALVIA HISPANICA L)
Originated in the central valley of Mexico.
Is a member of the mint family.

Needs no grinding o...
THE HIGHEST FOOD-SOURCE OF OMEGA-3
10% higher than flax
Original Chia Seed: 4 grams per 2 tablespoons
Original Chia Seed F...
BEST SOURCE OF PROTEIN
2x the protein of any other grain
Chia Seed: 3 grams per 2 tablespoons
Original Chia Seed Flour: 7 ...
ANTIOXIDANTS
Flavonols: Myricetin and Quercetin

The FDA recommends consuming an optimal
10,000 - 12,000 ORAC per day. The...
Have you
been eating
  Chia!?
               All Nuchia Brand Chia Seed products
                are certified gluten-fre...
Have you
been eating
  Chia!?
               Chia lowers the glycemic index of what
                it is eaten with.
   ...
Have you
been eating
  Chia!?
               The Omegas found in Chia have
                       been shown to…
         ...
Add to:
Cooking with…     Oatmeal, Cereal,
                Fruit spreads, Soups,
                 Yogurt, Smoothies,
  Ori...
Chia Fresca
Cooking with…         2 tbls Chia Seed
                      10 oz fruit juice
                  Lemon Chia Se...
Replaces Wheat Flour
Cooking with… in Almost Anything!
              Country Raisin Bread
                  Pumpkin Bread
...
Add to:
Cooking with…       Other Flours,
                    Baked Goods,
                 Fruit Spreads, Soup,
100% CHIA...
Cream of Chia
Cooking with…    2 tbls 100% Chia Flour
                  1 cup heated water or
                    milk of ...
Cooking with…

My Chia Seed
Recipes
{ I choose Nuchia Brand Chia Seed}




                                      Nuchia Foods Corporation
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Nuchia Foods History of Chia Seed & How to Cook Gluten Free with Chia Seed Flour

  1. 1. Chia’s use as a food source dates back to 3500 B.C. The Mayans and other Native American peoples discovered Chia’s wondrous qualities. “Chia” is the Mayan word for strength. The Chumash Indians of California cultivated Chia. They prized it for its beneficial properties. This variety is often referred to as Chia sage or California Chia.
  2. 2. The Aztecs First cultivated Chia over 500 years ago Recognized Chia as a quot;superfoodquot; Prized it so highly that it was often used as currency “Chia” is derived from “chian,” meaning quot;oily.“ According to mythology, Chia Came from the nose of the maize god Cinteotl.
  3. 3. Aztec warriors and runners are believed to have sustained themselves for an entire day on just a tablespoon of Chia. After the Spanish conquest, Chia nearly disappeared . The Spaniards banned foods linked to Aztec religion or tradition . They virtually wiped out the Aztecs’ established and complex agricultural system to instead grow foods that were popular in Spain. Once Chiaan, the name of the Mexican state “Chiapas” translates loosely to quot;river where the Chia sage grows.“
  4. 4. CHIA (SALVIA HISPANICA L) Originated in the central valley of Mexico. Is a member of the mint family. Needs no grinding or refrigeration. Stores extremely well. It will last for at least 3 years, and perhaps up to 10 years. Is also referred to as Chia sage. Is not Salvia, and will not make you hallucinate. Chia: The Super Grain
  5. 5. THE HIGHEST FOOD-SOURCE OF OMEGA-3 10% higher than flax Original Chia Seed: 4 grams per 2 tablespoons Original Chia Seed Flour: 1.4 grams per 1/4 cup 100% Chia Seed Flour: 756 mg per 2 tablespoons EXCELLENT SOURCE OF FIBER Original Chia Seed: 6 grams per 2 tablespoons Original Chia Seed Flour: 9.4 grams per 1/4 cup 100% Chia Seed Flour: 6 grams per 2 tablespoons Chia: The Super Grain
  6. 6. BEST SOURCE OF PROTEIN 2x the protein of any other grain Chia Seed: 3 grams per 2 tablespoons Original Chia Seed Flour: 7 grams per 1/4 cup 100% Chia Seed Flour: 5 grams per 2 tablespoons 5x the calcium of milk 2x the potassium of bananas Biotin, chromium and other vitamins and minerals Chia: The Super Grain
  7. 7. ANTIOXIDANTS Flavonols: Myricetin and Quercetin The FDA recommends consuming an optimal 10,000 - 12,000 ORAC per day. The minimum allowance being 3,000 ORAC per day. 100% Chia Seed Flour: 11,000 ORAC per 2 tablespoons Average American: 800 ORAC per day Chia: The Super Grain
  8. 8. Have you been eating Chia!?  All Nuchia Brand Chia Seed products are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.  Chia has an extremely low potential for allergic reaction.  There are no reported allergy cases.  Grind if you experience diverticulitis.
  9. 9. Have you been eating Chia!?  Chia lowers the glycemic index of what it is eaten with.  Chia absorbs 12x its weight in water, producing a thick gel.  This slows digestion and maintains blood sugar levels. So, it is very beneficial for diabetics.  This aides in weight loss by inducing a feeling of fullness and aiding regularity.  This aides in hydration and endurance.
  10. 10. Have you been eating Chia!? The Omegas found in Chia have been shown to…  Lower cholesterol  Lower blood pressure  Increase brain function  Act as an anti-inflammatory  Relieve joint pain  Support proper cell growth for breast, colon and prostate health  Support a healthy heart
  11. 11. Add to: Cooking with… Oatmeal, Cereal, Fruit spreads, Soups, Yogurt, Smoothies, Original Applesauce, Pudding, CHIA SEED Baked Goods, etc… Sprinkle over Salads
  12. 12. Chia Fresca Cooking with… 2 tbls Chia Seed 10 oz fruit juice Lemon Chia Seed Cake Chia Seed Bagels replace poppy with Chia Seeds Original Chia “Rice” Pudding CHIA SEED 1/3 cup Chia Seed 2 cups milk of your choice sweetener, vanilla powder
  13. 13. Replaces Wheat Flour Cooking with… in Almost Anything! Country Raisin Bread Pumpkin Bread Original Banana Bread CHIA SEED Corn Bread, Brownies, FLOUR Cakes, Muffins, Cookies, & much more…
  14. 14. Add to: Cooking with… Other Flours, Baked Goods, Fruit Spreads, Soup, 100% CHIA SEED Oatmeal, Cereal, FLOUR Smoothies, Yogurt, Applesauce, Pudding, etc…
  15. 15. Cream of Chia Cooking with… 2 tbls 100% Chia Flour 1 cup heated water or milk of your choice salt to taste 100% CHIA SEED Chocolate Chia Pudding FLOUR 2 tbls 100% Chia Flour 1 cup milk of your choice 1-2 tbls raw cocoa powder
  16. 16. Cooking with… My Chia Seed Recipes
  17. 17. { I choose Nuchia Brand Chia Seed} Nuchia Foods Corporation 5603 Commerce Drive, Unit 1 Edgewood, FL 32839 1-888-449-0737 info@nuchiafoods.com www.nuchiafoods.com Created by Georgia Lee gethealthywithgeorgia@gmail.com www.myspace.com/healthygeorgia

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