Nicaragua: Investment for Processing Chia Seeds

With an investment of $9 million a new plant will be installed to process the seed that has become fashionable among investors and small producers.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The production of chia in Nicaragua has taken a new turn, as the company Acustica (CAC Trading) (dedicated to the purchase and sale of grain or commodities at regional level) will install a processing plant for the seed, which will involve an investment of $9 million and will be opened in Jinotega in 2014.

"The industrial process will extract from chia seeds the omega 3, fiber, amino acids and vitamins that it possesses in order to produce oils that will be exported to markets such as the U.S. and Europe, where there is demand for production of nutritional supplements, flour and even for use in the manufacture of cosmetics" reported Laprensa.com.ni.



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