Why we are using chia? I think we could summarize this answer into two main reasons:
A. Because of its mechanical properties. Chia is a natural hydrocolloid, that will help us thicken food products and give them the right consistency for use. Instead of using artificial, synthetic or even heavily processed ingredients, we are able to make it simple and natural with the use of chia seeds for the purpose of thickening and giving consistency to food products. In this case, with our fruit spread, we are able to thicken the fruit to a spreadable consistency, in a very natural and simplistic way. That is what we love about the power of chia (link).
B. Because chia is a fantastic seed. It is full of energy and wellness. It is a small seed, loaded with Omega 3 ALA, Fiber, Protein, antioxidants, and a wide assortment of minerals, indispensable for a healthy function of our body. Chia is one of the foods with the highest content of Omega 3 ALA in the vegetable world. It has fiber, it has important minerals in good amounts, such as manganese, calcium, and it even has some vitamins, including vitamin A, and X. Another thing we love about these tiny seeds, is the mucilage that covers them. That microscopic film that surrounds the seeds, which is the same substance Aloe Vera Gel is made of. Mucilage once activated with water, or the fruit juices that form our fruit spread, converts into a gel, which is by the way very positive for our GI. It helps sooth the intestinal tract, it helps with the digestion of sugars as well, by helping the slow release of sugars into the bloodstream, avoiding sugar spikes, so negative for people with diabetes.
Good for our health, good for a cleaner food product, we just can not go wrong with chia. For all these reasons, we decided to create this wonderful product, we are so proud of, our Chia Fruit Spreads. And we also think, that the chia helps us in making them very palatable and delicious. Once you try our products, you will go for more, and then you will realize, once you get used to them, that you can’t just go back to whatever other fruit spreads, jams or preserves you were using before.
In addition to the information presented before, it is common sense that an all natural product is better for you, than a synthetic product. But, taking it seriously, we made our products all natural, to be friendly with people, and to be friendly with the environment, by not using anything artificial.