Because the integrity of the Omega-3 fatty acids in Chia seeds are compromised when they are sprouted and ground, NutriGold currently offers only Chia seeds.
(PRWEB) June 30, 2014
Two recent salmonella outbreaks involving sprouted, ground chia seeds and sprouted chia and flax seeds have drawn the attention of the media in the United States and Canada. In an effort to reassure consumers and calm understandably ruffled nerves, NutriGold would like to reassert the safety of Chia Seeds Gold, a whole seed, organic product. A Certified Organic source of Omega-3s, fiber and protein, Chia Seeds Gold are naturally free of solvents and pesticides.
Recent trends of low carb or gluten-free diets have resulted in a higher demand for chia powder, which is used as a low carb, gluten-free flour substitute. Chia powder is made from chia seeds that have been sprouted, dried and then ground. Because the integrity of the Omega-3 fatty acids in Chia seeds are compromised when they are sprouted and ground, NutriGold currently offers only Chia seeds.
The "Comprehensive List of Recalled Chia Powder Brands and Related Salmonella Cases" published by Food Safety News.com on June 27, 2014 may help consumers who are concerned over this recall.
According to the CDC and reported in USA Today, “The illnesses have been traced to two products: a powder made from sprouted, ground chia seeds and a separate product made from sprouted chia and flax seeds.” Food Safety News in Canada confirms that, “The investigation is ongoing, but currently, 37 of 39 cases who have been interviewed have reported consumption of sprouted chia seeds or sprouted chia seed powder.” No salmonella has been reported in whole chia seeds.
Chia Seeds Gold are a good source of soluble fiber, which helps with satiety and calorie control, as well as insoluble fiber, which supports digestive and colon health. Considered a “superfood,” each 15 gram serving of chia seeds delivers 3 grams of protein, 2.8 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids, and 5 grams of dietary fiber. The nutty, mild flavor is easily incorporated into a wide variety of foods and beverages without affecting the taste. Eaten whole or converted into chia gel, chia seeds are an excellent nutritional food.
NutriGold urges consumers to be informed and wise in navigating the nutritional market. As a company pushing for clarity and transparency in the supplement industry, NutriGold rigorously tests its products and is meticulous in labeling claims assuring accuracy in all ingredient, purity, and potency assertions. NutriGold seeks to raise nutraceutical industry standards by demanding competitors do the same.
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