View Full Version : chia seeds so expensive in SF!
08-16-2008, 02:33 PM
At my co-op here, which seems to be the only place I've seen them, they are in the herb department, and selling for $16.95 a pound! Just to get started on these, I have bought small amounts just to have something on hand. But where can I get them cheaper online? Also, some sources say that using just a teaspoon of these is fine, but I've been doing a whole heaping tablespoon and a half in my green smoothies - is this too much, or not enough, really? However, even with this, I HAVE noticed a positive difference in strength, energy and endurance when I go to the gym to work out, so this is definitely a keeper in my book, plus I love how they are really filling in with the smoothies. Thanks!
08-16-2008, 03:42 PM
08-16-2008, 04:39 PM
It is interesting how expensive they are on some of raw sites. Matt's look to be the cheapest.
www.mountainroseherbs.com has them too - 9.50 for a 1 lb. If you order many things, you can an automatic discount on your bulk items. I just ordered bunch of bulk spices and because I ordered a certain poundage I got a little over a $1 off almost every time I bought which ended up to be about a total $15 discount!
It amazing how cheap their prices are compared to WF - It is defiantley worth it to order a bulk 1 lb of spice compared to the 2 oz bottle at WF and they are almost the same price! No more getting my spices from WF unless I have a dire emergency when I run out!
I highly recommend their site! Almost all their herbs and spices are organic (and wildcrafted and fair trade) and they have almost every spice you can think of and lots I never heard of, teas, oils and butters. Some of the oils and butters are raw too! :)
08-16-2008, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the links! No, they didn't even HAVE these at Whole Paycheck - I was referring to Rainbow Grocery here which is a big established collective co-op that really does have an amazing array of bulk foods and spices as well as fresh foods. When I said the seeds were in the herb department I meant that they were in the bulk jars of herbs, not the dinky 2-oz. spice jars.
I'm familiar with www.mountainroseherbs.com - they have great stuff. In fact, I was going to order a couple of other things from them so this is the time to do it. I'm totally into the chia seeds, as they do really make a difference for me with what I mentioned, plus they are fab for improving elimination as well, all good! Thanks again!
Why not just use hemp or flax? I use flax seeds for the health benefits. Or are you wanting them for a particular recipe??
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