Salba is more than just a name. It literally defines the only two registered varieties of chia in the world—Sahi Alba 911 and Sahi Alba 912—for their consistent size, shape and off-the-charts nutritional quality. Any other chia seeds on the shelf are considered a wild crop, where the nutrition, and even species, can vary depending on the region they are grown.
Only Salba Chia has gone through both selective and separate breeding to show a pure, distinctive, uniform, stable variety. It’s a better way for a better chia. Sprinkle per sprinkle, Salba Chia has more omega-3s and protein than the next common chia seed, giving you the endurance to go out and do what you love to do, again and again.
Behind every Salba Chia seed that leaves our fields is a commitment to quality and our pursuit of the purest, most powerful chia seeds on the planet.
A Marvel of Nutrition in a Teeny Tiny Package
Each and every Salba Chia seed is incredibly nutrient dense. Gram for gram, they’re respectively higher in omega-3s (ALA), calcium, magnesium, fibre and iron than fish (EPA/DHA), milk, broccoli, oats and spinach. They hold 2.8 times more antioxidants than pomegranates and the list goes on.
Even when stacked up head-to-head with other chia, flax or quinoa, Salba Chia seed benefits come out ahead in more ways than one.
Salba Chia vs Regular Chia:
You’ve chosen the right chia. Why? Salba Chia is consistently higher in protein and omega-3s than any other chia seeds. It is more appealing in food preparation as Salba Chia is whitish in colour, while most other common chia seeds are much darker. Since Salba Chia is a standardized nutritional crop, it is also the only chia supported by extensive health and medicinal studies. Each and every Salba Chia seed is grown under ideal controlled conditions by our partners in Argentina, Bolivia and the desert coast of Peru.
Salba Chia vs Flax Seeds:
Salba Chia brings more to the table than flax. Why? Our chia contains more omega-3s than flax. But that’s not all. Salba Chia has a mild, pleasant taste, while flax has a stronger dominant flavour—that means there are more chia seed recipes out there than recipes for flax. In addition, Salba Chia whole seeds can be absorbed by the digestive system while flax must be ground prior to use. Salba is 100% nontoxic, while flax contains linamarin, a cyanogenic glycoside. What’s more? Salba absorbs 12 times its weight in water. Flax? Only six times.
Salba Chia vs Hemp Seeds:
More omega-3s than hemp seeds. Hemp seeds offer more omega-6 than omega-3. Yet, our diets tend to be much higher in omega-6 than omega-3 and that’s what makes foods like salmon (or chia!) more valuable. While hemp may have more protein, it has little to no fibre. Soak a tablespoon of hemp in liquid and you just end up with wet hemp. Not too appetizing now, is it?
Salba Chia vs Quinoa:
Wha–? More mineral content than quinoa? Yep. Salba offers more mineral content than quinoa and serves as a good source of calcium and magnesium. Each ounce of Salba Chia contains over 200 milligrams of calcium. A serving of quinoa contains just 16 milligrams of calcium and 0.6 milligrams of magnesium. Salba contains more niacin than quinoa and 10% of the daily recommended intake of folate. Salba Chia seeds’ nutrition is that robust.
Vegan Smashed Chickpea Avocado Boats
These Avocado boats are great for a nice light vegan dinner or a great appetizer.
1 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed if canned
1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
1/4 cup of finely chopped red onions
2 Tbsp vegan mayo (you may also use regular mayo)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill (or rosemary as pictured)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-2 Tbs of Salba Chia Whole Seeds
2 avocados chilled, halved and pits removed
In a large bowl, smash the chickpeas with a fork or potato masher leaving some texture. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Place avocado halves, cut side up on serving plates and mound chickpea salad mix on top (you will most likely have leftovers). Sprinkle Salba Chia over the top and serve.
For more information, and tons of inventive ways to use Salba Chia, visit salbasmart.com.