Alternative Crop Production Services in Zimbabwe

About Us

Chia History

Salvia hispanica, commonly known as Chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The Aztecs boast the first record of Chia as early as 3500B.C. It was, in fact, one of the main foods in the Aztec diet. Ancient Aztec warriors attributed their stamina to this tiny seed. After eating or drinking small quantities of chia seeds, they were said to run hundreds of miles.  

 

A Superfood

Packed with micronutrients. Chia seeds are gluten free, rich in Omega-3 oils, fibre, proteins and are a good source of minerals like iron and magnesium. The seeds help fight cancer, diabetes, obesity, bone diseases, heart diseases, anaemia and depression.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

Eddy Rous

 

Promoted by partners Eddy Rous & Rudo Mutambanengwe, it is our vision to create and support fair, diverse and equitable employment opportunities, providing professional developmental and learning opportunities for the hard working rural communities of small-scale farmers that work with us to produce hundreds of tons of Chia seeds each year whilst value adding to finished products.  

 Chia 1.mp4 

Rudo Mutambanengwe

 

We produce high-quality Chia products that improve the livelihoods and health of our customers. We follow responsible supply chain practices with all the partners in our value chain, from the farmers we grow Chia with right through to our export partners.   Follow the links to watch our documentary and short videos.

Chia program.mp4 

  Chia goes with anything. It has no taste but it is filling. It turns into a gelatinous substance when exposed to moisture for a short period of time. For that reason, it can be mixed, milled or pressed into almost any yoghurt, shake, soup, juice or confectionery. 

Chia seeds also have a long shelf life of up to 3 years so they do not easily go rancid. 

  Comparing the nutritional value of various seeds per 100g, Chia seed are truly in a league of their own - gram for gram. That is why the market for Chia seeds is growing bigger by the day. It is the future of human nutrition and global food security.      

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CHIA GROWERS ZIMBABWE

Head Office: 10 Cecil Rhodes Drive, Newlands Harare. Demonstration Site & Warehouse Boka Floors 13Km Peg Masvingo Road, Waterfalls.

+2638677102775 +2638677183117

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed