Chia seeds are the edible seeds of a flowering plant in the mint family called Salvia hispanica, native to Central America. Chia seeds are oval and can be dark gray, brown, black or even white, and they can absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked!
Chia seeds may be tiny but they are a nutritional powerhouse of protein, fiber and healthy fats. They outrank superfoods like blueberries, greens and salmon for prized nutrients like omega 3s (ALA), antioxidants, magnesium and iron. The protein in chia seeds contains all of the essential amino acids which make it a high quality plant based protein that our bodies can use for fuel.
All of our ZEGO Fruit+Chia bars are made from the same 100% Oregon, Washington and California grown fruit as the Just Fruit bars but with the added nutrition and crunch of chia seeds! Each bar packs 600mg of healthy ALA Omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fiber—and do not use any colors or flavors.
Colleen Kavanagh is the founder and CEO of ZEGO. ZEGO is the first purity-transparent food company, making superfood products with traceable transparency designed to be safe for most people to eat regardless of dietary restrictions like common allergies, intolerances and sugar sensitivity. ZEGO makes oats, muesli, protein powder, Mix-ins and nutrition bars. It is certified as a B Corp and as Women Owned.
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