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May 11, 2012 10:13 AM

Chia seeds in Central Toronto?

Folks, I am looking for bulk chia seeds in Toronto, preferably close to a subway stop...Perhaps an update to this thread?

Thanks for your time and responses...

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  1. Try Herbs and Nutrition at the corner of Bloor/Bathurst (572 Bloor Street West), just around the corner from Bathurst Station. They have bulk chia seeds, as does the Bulk Barn at Yonge and College.

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    1. re: Welshgirl

      +1 for the Bulk Barn recommendation. Their chia seeds are just as good in quality as the ones I have been buying from the health food store but the Bulk Barn prices are more competitive.

      1. re: ottawaoperadiva

        I buy chia seeds all the time, often from Costco. I am curious, though, how you know they are good quality? They're just little tiny seeds of varying colours. What do you go by to determine they are good quality?

        1. re: Flexitarian

          I wonder the same thing. My naturopath insists that I buy Weber ChiaNutra (Costco), which is a pretty decent price. She says the stuff at bulk stores is not as fresh or not handled properly, and therefore loses some of its nutritional impact. If you're just using it for its fibre content, I imagine any brand will do.

          1. re: CeeQueue

            Flexitarian - I frequent two health food stores - the staff at one of them told me the same as CeeQueue - the bulk stuff is not as fresh. But I go to another one closer to home and they've told me there really is no difference.

        2. re: ottawaoperadiva

          +2 for Bulk Barn. That's where I go for my Chia, right at the top of the stairs for the College subway stop. Chia seeds are located just as you walk in about four tubs down on the right.

      2. Thanks to all the respondees, I appreciate it. I'll be at Bulk Barn tomorrow AM....

        1. Chia seeds at Bulk Barn are $13.30 a pound ($29.30 kg). They are marked GMO and organic. There is also a bin of ground chia, which I would not touch, at the same price. I can grind my own...