Good quality chia seeds are based upon three factors:
· purity or the existence
of foreign factors. Chia-direct sells 99.97% pure
· the existence of yellow
or brown colored seeds. None existent at chia-direct.com
· the moisture level of the
seeds itself which effect shelf life. Up to max 8% which guarantees a 2 year
shelf life if stored cool and dry
the existence of foreign factors and the existence of yellow and brown
seeds are easily removed (or cleaned) with the existence of the correct
equipment such as chia-direct.com has. See here for more information on the
Good or bad quality chia seed judging on the color of the seeds:
most visible difference between good and bad quality chia seeds is the
existence of yellow, yellowish, brownish, brown seeds. These yellow/ brown
seeds are immature and contain less minerals, proteins vitamins and
omega-3. Good quality seeds are pure dark with or brown. There is no
difference in texture between with or brown seeds. They are both the same
in fibers, minerals, vitamins and omega-3. This is not true for the yellow
brown colored seeds.
The origin of the yellow brown seeds are from a deficit harvest.
life of the crop suddenly some harsh weather came across with cold or
too much rain. This made the crop to mature too fast producing
immature seeds. Because these are low quality seeds, the price should be
much lower, however, some suppliers make use of client’s unawareness. The
following pictures will hopefully clarify the difference between good
quality and bad quality chia seeds.
Good or bad quality chia seed judging on purity or existence of
quality also means the existence of weeds, leaves, particles from the crop itself, other seeds, whatever which is not chia seed itself. In the
picture on your right chia seeds that are poorly cleaned.
poor quality chia seeds with
yellow immature seeds and on the right the existence of foreign material
(not seeds) such as weeds, leaves and other particles.
perfect quality deep colored