What you need to know before placing an order with True Leaf Market
We pride ourselves on our lightning fast order processing: We don't take multiple business days to process and ship your order. 90% of orders that come in by 1pm MT are processed and shipped the same day due to our in-house resource planning system we developed to make shipping and restocking more efficient than ever before. 96% of orders are shipped out by the next business day.
Our efficiency directly benefits you: Or facility's efficiency has allowed us to save on costs, and those savings have been extended to you with great prices.
Premium Quality Seeds: You can be confident that every seed order contains fresh, premium quality, tested and inspected seeds with top tier germination rates. Even though we are inspected frequently by numerous state and federal regulatory agencies, we want you to know that our standards are much higher than the minimum regulatory requirements. Our seed quality would be outstanding, even if we never got a regulatory inspection.
We have a 30-day guarantee: If you don't love your seeds for any reason, feel free to return your order for a refund within 30 days of purchase!
Our shipping, prices, quality and guarantee are always praised by our 510,000+ customers. So much so, in fact, that we're gaining 25,000+ new customers with each passing year. When you get seeds from True Leaf Market, you're getting the best!
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Chia seeds, a cousin of the mint plant, are a small multipurpose and nutritional powerhouse of a seed. Our chia seeds have been tested for microbes and are suitable for microgreens or eating raw. Chia seeds can be used in a multitude of dishes and can also be planted in your personal garden. These seeds are available in a range of sizes with resealable packaging. Certified Organic.
Chia seeds are so tiny that simply covering them with soil is a sufficient planting method! Chia plants are hardy and grow well in zones 8-11; full sun and good draining soil are essential for healthy plants. Chia seeds need light watering as they grow, thin out the plants to avoid overcrowding. Chia plants are known as a "“fire following" plant, meaning that they are some of the first plants to spring up after wildfires; as such, they are tolerant to drought! Additionally, chia seed plants are self-pollinating, they are truly a low-maintenance plant.
Chia seeds can be used in many dishes that are both sweet and savory. When chia seeds come into contact with water, they absorb nearly 10x their weight and expand greatly, because of this binding ability they can be used as an egg substitute in vegan baking. Mix chia seeds into your morning porridge, yogurt, or granola. They can even be combined with milk and stored in the fridge overnight to make a delicious chia seed pudding for breakfast. Chia seeds can be grown as microgreens and used in salads, soups, and sandwiches.
Chia seeds, Salvia hispanica, come from a flowering mint plant that is native to Guatemala and Mexico. Chia seeds were lauded for their health benefits in the Mayan and Aztec diets. Athletes from both cultures claimed that chia seeds allowed them to perform feats of strength, the word "Ëœchia" literally means strength in the Mayan language. Runners and warriors would consume them before long runs or before battle as they were an excellent fuel source. The Mexican tribe, Tarahumara, is famous for their runners and they attribute their endurance and success to consuming chia seeds beforehand!
Chia seeds are a functional food because, in addition to providing nutrition, they also are believed to help prevent cardiovascular disease and increase satiety. Although there is no magic pill form of food, incorporating these nutrient-dense functional foods regularly often result in great benefits for those consuming them. A serving of chia seeds, around two tablespoons, yields about 140 calories, grams of protein, and 11 grams of fiber. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which support cardiovascular and brain health. Chia seeds are surprisingly high in protein, with just 1 serving yielding 18% of your daily value for calcium!
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