Ritonka Chia Seed Oil
Our Chia Seed Oil is made by cold pressing chia seeds so that their excellent nutritional content is preserved.
The chia seed is an excellent source of soluble fibre, a good source of protein and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3.
Our chia seed oil has a mild, nutty taste, great for salads or drizzled over your favourite food.
Our top tip: drizzle on top of your salad for an extra healthy omega hit.
Chia seeds have the best concentrations of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids play an important role in the care for our cells, our skin and our organs. They ensure the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as D, E and K and they improve the ability to concentrate and the mood in general. A tea-spoon of the oil contains as much calcium as two glasses of milk. Calcium helps to keep bones, the thyroid, the liver and the kidneys in good condition. The oleic acids of chia seeds contain quite a number of antioxidant substances which help to bind free radicals in the body. Free radicals damage body cells and are one of the reasons of accelerated aging. The oil has the highest concentration of plant omega-3 fatty acids whatsoever (5 times more than fish oil, 7 times more than the salmon). The oil contains loads of vitamins (mainly B vitamins) and mineral substances (calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium); it stimulates concentration and memory, gives us energy, accelerates the body response to inflammations at their very beginning, helps against rheumatoid arthritis, counteracts depression and mood swings, affects the cardiovascular system and blood pressure, reduces the level of sugar, cholesterol and the content of triglycerides in blood. It is recommended for the treatment of psoriasis (external application, too) and for the people suffering from kidney diseases; it helps to lose weight.
Storage: keep away from direct sunlight, store at room temperature, refrigerate after opening. If the temperature is low, the product may become turbid or may solidify, but the effect fades at room temperature. Use within 3 month after opening.
Alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid
In countries such as the USA, Mexico, Bolivia or even in Australia, the miraculous seeds are already widespread, in Germany, it is only entering. And although the Chia seeds contain many different and important vitamins and minerals. They contain a high proportion of OMEGA-3 and OMEGA-6 fatty acids. This is especially important for vegetarians and vegans. Also for losing weight or building muscle as another source of protein.
Due to the high proportion of OMEGA-3 fatty acids, the proportion of flaxseed oil (more than 50%) is also high. They have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system as they have a blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory action. In addition, they have positive effects on the heart, thus reducing the risk of heart attack. Improved digestion, blood circulation, cell regeneration and much more, deliver the small and healthy grains.
The contained proteins are well suited for muscle building, also for vegans. From the proteins, essential amino acids can be taken, which is important for the body. Iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus are important for strong bones and perfectly functioning nerves. Here, too, the miraculous seeds can shine.
With vitamin A (retinol), eyes, skin, nerves, bones and mucous membranes can be positively influenced. But not only that, it is also important for the blood circulation (formation of red blood cells) for the absorption of iron. Furthermore, vitamin A is important for the immune system and fertility. So it's a very important vitamin.
Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is especially important for the nervous system. In addition, it is also known as a "vitamin for mood". Vitamin B1 can not be produced by the body itself and thus has to be absorbed through the diet, as are some other vitamins and minerals as well. That is why a balanced and healthy diet is important. If you have a deficiency of vitamin B1, you may suffer from the following:
Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism and nervous system
Mood swings (slightly irritable or depressed)
Lack of concentration,
disturbed energy production
weak muscles (especially on the calves)
and a few more
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is responsible for the conversion of nutrients into usable energy, that is, is active in the metabolism. If you often have headaches and migraines then you may be able to counteract this with vitamin B2.
Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin or nicotinic acid) is important for the metabolism of nutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism). In addition, B3 is important for the regeneration of skin, muscles, nerves and DNA.
If you have a deficiency of B3, then you can have, among other things, the following deficiency symptoms:
Problems with digestion, or diarrhea
Inflammation in the oral and gastrointestinal mucous membranes
Antioxidants are needed to keep free radicals at bay, because they can damage the body, especially in large quantities. Free radicals are produced by the body itself (eg in metabolic processes) but also z. B. be absorbed by smoking or alcohol. They are so harmful because they attack the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). As long as the free radicals are limited, they are harmless, but in a (too) large number, they are no longer. They attack body cells and also accelerate the aging process.
The antioxidants neutralize the free radicals by trying to stop the harmful effect by disassembling or occupying. Antioxidants also help to slow down the aging process, contribute positively to the healing process, cell protection and cell regeneration. These are contained in the chia seeds in sufficient quantity.
Important nutrients and minerals
Other important nutrients in the chia seeds and thus in the chia oil are calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, copper, iron, proteins, antioxidants, dietary fiber and other important minerals.
Calcium is responsible for strong bones and magnesium for muscle functions. Chia seeds contain about five times the amount of calcium than would be the case in a glass of milk. Together with manganese and iron, copper is very important for the formation of blood and therefore also for the oxygen supply of the body, because the red blood cells transport the oxygen. This also increases mental performance because more oxygen can be transported to the brain. Copper, magnesium and calcium provide other important minerals for the brain.
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NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER 100g
- Energy 3700kJ / 900kcal
- Fat 100g
- Of which saturates 11g
- Monounsaturates 7.4g
- Polyunsaturates 81.6g
- Trans fats 0g
- Carbohydrate 0g
- Of which sugar 0g
- Protein 0g
- Salt 0g
- Omega-3 60g
Chia Öl Linolensäure 52 bis 69 % Linolsäure 15,3 bis 26 % Palmitinsäure 5,2 bis 7,5 % Ölsäure 2,5 bis 8,2 % Stearinsäure 0,3 bis 3,7 % Gesättigte Fettsäuren 8 bis 10 % Einfach ungesättigte Fettsäuren 2,5 bis 7 % Mehrfach ungesättigte Fettsäuren 78 bis 89,5 %