USA is the largest market for chia

The United States is currently the largest market for chia, and we’ve seen growing demand in Turkey and Southeast Asia. Although the chia market spiked in 2013 and 2014, and prices had been steadily falling, we expect prices to stabilize and slowly increase in 2015. 

If interested in more chia market research, check out this research paper

Ned’s Naturals labels are in!

Let the packaging begin! Our retail To Go containers should be ready before the end of September 2014. If you’re interested in distributing or purchasing for retail, please contact us! You can find more details and product images on our website here

 

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Onset Worldwide – Your Bulk Chia Seed Supplier

Our CHIA products:

  • black chia seeds (conventional & organic)
  • milled chia (conventional & organic)
  • micro-sliced chia (conventional & organic)
  • defatted chia bran/cake (conventional & organic)
  • chia oil in bulk (conventional & organic)
  • chia oil in capsules 

See more information here. We can supply quinoa and teff as well. 
Minimum order quantities = 1 pallet (2,000 lbs)

Contact us for a quote today! 

Chia Pudding Recipe!

Chia Pudding

Make your meals. Choose your raw ingredients. Avoid processed foods and preservatives.

Ingredients for chia pudding pictured here:

Almond Milk
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Honey
Chia Seeds

Mix together and let sit overnight! Top with a fruit of your choosing. 

Strawberry Chia Hamantaschen Recipe

Ingredients

For the dough:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 pkg. cream cheese (8oz)
1/2 cup sugar

Add:
2.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of sugar
6 tbsp chia seeds
1 egg, beaten 

Instructions

Beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Add flour and salt and beat until incorporated. Refrigerate dough while making filling. 

To make filling, slice each strawberry into quarters. Add sliced strawberries and sugar to a pan on the stove, and heat until sugar is dissolved and strawberries are breaking down. Stir often. At the consistency you desire, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 min. Stir in chia seeds! Allow chia seeds to absorb the moisture for up to an hour. Filling should set to jam-like consistency. If too runny, add more chia! 

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough and cut into 3-inch circles.  Spoon 1 tsp of filling in center of each circle (try to include a chunk of strawberry on each). Form triangles by folding in edges, pinching corners, and leaving the opening at the center of the filling. Brush dough with egg. 

Freeze cookies for 2 hours! This step is important, or your cookies are likely to loose shape in the oven. Preheat oven to 350, and bake until golden, about 30 minutes.  

ENJOY! Makes ~3 dozen cookies 

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Almond Milk Mango Smoothie with Chia!

Ingredients:

6-10 Ice Cubes
1/2 cup Almond Milk (I prefer unsweetened, original flavor)
2 Mangoes
2-3 tbsp Chia Seeds (Try our Pop Top To Go containers for easy pouring)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until the consistency you desire! 

Why you should love it:

Tastes delicious, healthy, high in protein (almond milk and chia), high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6 (mangoes), no added sugar! 

Mango Smoothie

Chia Seeds in Water

See the below pictures of Chia Seeds in water. 
The bottom left picture is dry chia. The top left picture is chia that has been exposed to water. The two right pictures are chia suspended in water!

Chia seeds grow 9-10 times their size when exposed to a liquid, and as seen in the top left photo, chia seeds form a gel layer too. 

This feature is great for hydration! Chia will slowly release the water during digestion. 

This feature is also great for feeling fuller!

Chia Seeds in Water

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

2 Bananas
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup of Almond Milk

Directions:

Mash bananas in a bowl. Stir in chia seeds and almond milk. Let sit for 1-2 hours, to allow pudding to thicken. 

Benefits:

This pudding will have:

  • 8+ grams of protein
  • 65% of daily recommended value of Calcium
  • 18% of daily recommended value of Iron