AHD International and The Chia Company Partner to Introduce Several New Chia-Based Products

AHD International, a distributor of new-to-market nutraceutical and functional food ingredients, is expanding its line of Chia offerings to include Chia Meal, Chia Oil and Chia Powder. The exclusive North American distribution deal with specialized grower The Chia Company will allow AHD to provide a wide range of Chia offerings to nutritional supplement manufacturers, functional food makers and grocery outlets.

"With the addition of these three new sources to obtain Chia's studied EFA, antioxidant and dietary fiber health benefits, AHD can provide our manufacturers with even more ways to incorporate Chia into supplements, baked goods, nutrition bars, cereals, soups, seasonings, dressings and beverages," said John Alkire, president of AHD International. "As a company committed to providing high-quality, healthful, innovative ingredients, we have found an equal in The Chia Company's products and look forward to providing our customers with this variety of unique offerings."

Chia seeds are a gluten-free, vegetarian wholefood naturally rich in omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, calcium, protein, amino acids, as well as a comprehensive range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Unlike grains such as flaxseed, they are highly stable due to their antioxidant content, offering manufacturers an ingredient that not only delivers superior nutritional properties, but also won't compromise the shelf life of finished goods. A product of the Chia mint plant otherwise known as Salvia hispanica, Chia seeds are an ancient American grain used for centuries in food, beverages and medicines.

About AHD International:
AHD International is a major supplier of the highest quality new-to-market nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products to manufacturers, wholesalers and food companies worldwide. AHD's triple-check system ensures that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency and exceptional quality. For more information on AHD's wholesale nutraceutical and functional food ingredients call 404-233-4022 or visit www.ahdintl.com.

About The Chia Company:
The Chia Company is a private, wholly owned and operated Western Australian company owned and managed by Australian farmers whose origins and expertise stem from generations of farming in growing grains and seeds for use as food ingredients. The Chia Company is the world's most advanced and highest-yielding Chia producer, growing all of its own Chia under irrigation from the Ord River in the remote Kimberley region of Australia. The ample supply of water, fertile soil and pristine environment create the ideal region for the production of premium quality Chia. For more information visit www.thechiaco.com.au.

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