TeeChia contains the following ingredients:
Chia seeds, organic, milled for quick release of their soluble fiber and their nutrients. Milling chia seeds cracks their seed coating so their nutrients will be fully released and unlike whole chia seeds, the milled seeds won’t stick in your teeth! Chia seeds are grown organically in Chile and Bolivia. Learn more about chia >>
Flax seeds, organic, milled for quick release of their soluble fiber and their nutrients. The shell of flax seeds is so hard that their nutrients can’t be absorbed without milling. Rumors that flax seeds go rancid quickly after milling aren’t substantiated by studies that show the presence of antioxidants keeps their nutrients stable at room temperature when protected from light and air. Flax seeds are grown organically in the US Midwest.
Quinoa seeds, organic, steamed & flaked. Quinoa flakes are prepared like rolled oats. They have a similar color as rolled oats but they’re lighter and more delicate due to quinoa’s smaller seed size. Quinoa seeds are grown organically in the Altiplano highlands of Bolivia.
Amaranth seeds, organic, steamed & flaked. Amaranth flakes are prepared like quinoa flakes but are even smaller and very thin due to the amaranth seed being so small to begin with! Amaranth is grown organically in Bolivia.
Ramón seeds, organic, ground for easy digestion. Ramón seeds are very hard because they don’t contain any fat so they must be ground in order to be eaten. Ramón seeds are wild harvested in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala. Both roasted and raw ramón seeds are used in TeeChia. Learn more about ramón >>
Pumpkin seeds, whole. Certified organic and raw pumpkin seeds add crunch to TeeChia. We use shelled seeds for pleasurable eating. Organically grown in Mexico and China.
Oats, rolled and certified gluten-free. Oats don’t contain gluten but they are typically contaminated with gluten by being processed in facilities that also process wheat and barley. TeeChia’s rolled oat flakes are grown right here in North America. The whole oats are lightly steamed and then rolled for easy digestion.
Almonds, roasted and chopped. Only found in TeeChia’s Cranberry Apple. Nut sensitive people can eat TeeChia’s Blueberry Date, which is tree nut free. Almonds stay fresh longer than all other nuts like walnuts and pecans that go rancid rapidly after shelling. TeeChia’s almonds are grown and roasted without any oil or salt in California.
Dates, Deglet Noor, diced and ground. Low moisture Deglet Noor dates make a perfect sweetener for TeeChia because their sugars are bound in fiber which slows their release into the blood stream. Dates are harvested from palm trees that grow in California’s desert.
Zante Currants, dried, organic. A small, sweet, seedless grape that originally came from Greece and is now grown organically in California. Coated with sunflower oil to keep the currants moist.
Blueberries, dried, apple juice infused. Dried blueberries are more moist and flavorful when infused with apple juice concentrate. They are less sweet, have lower carbs, and have a stronger blueberry flavor than berries that have been infused with sugar.
Cranberries, dried, organic, apple juice infused. Dried cranberries are infused with apple juice concentrate to keep them moist and add a bit of sweetness to offset the natural tartness of cranberries. Full cranberry halves that are organically grown in either the US or Canada are used in TeeChia.
Freeze-dried cranberry & blueberry powders. Freeze drying is one of the best ways to preserve the full nutritional value and flavor complexity of a fruit. These freeze-dried powders boost the flavor and nutrient profile of TeeChia!
Blueberry & Cranberry flavors, natural.
One of the most confused health topics in the natural foods industry is about natural flavors. We select flavors from trusted suppliers that are made only from natural flavoring components extracted without chemical solvents from the blueberries or cranberries themselves. Think of natural flavors as a way to bring concentrated flavor notes to TeeChia. There is no MSG, or derivatives of MSG, preservatives or propylene glycol in TeeChia’s flavors! They also comply with all organic regulations, using only approved ingredients and processes according to the National Organic Program.