Introducing ~ "Chia New Zealand"
If you have ventured into the world of ultra running and treated yourself to a read of the book “Born To Run” by Christopher McDougall then you have heard of chia … the amazing little seed that packs a mighty punch.
This is what Monica Van Zandt, author and foodie has to say:
“In terms of nutritional content, a tablespoon of chia is like a
smoothie made from salmon, spinach, and human growth
hormone. As tiny as those seeds are, they're superpacked
with Omega-3s, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and antioxidants.”
Whether Christopher McDougall made these little powerhouses famous when he introduced us to the Tarahumara runners or not is debateable but they have certainly seen a rise in popularity over the last decade.
One New Zealand company saw the benefits in these seeds and created a most delightful drink from them. Based in Nelson, Chloe had a vision and set out to provide something that is not only nutritious but also delicious …. all those amazing benefits with an awesome taste to boot.
Directly from Chia +Awaka Website:
“CHIA provides children and adults with a vegetarian form of omega 3