- The acclaimed "Tarahumara" tribe from northern Mexico, who are considered by many to be the world's best long distance runners, use Chia seeds as staple food in their diet
- Chia (Salvia Hispanica) is a ?owering plant from the mint family and is native to Mexico
- They are also used in baking, breads and pastries
- The plant is considered easy to cultivate and can grow up to be one meter tall
- The seeds can also be ground down and used to supplement other types of ?our
- Chia seeds contain a lot of valuable Minerals such as Phosphorus, Calcium and Potassium
- Soak Chia seeds in water and very quickly a gelatinous, clear-film, forms around these small seeds
- Our Chia seeds come from the plant's country of origin, Mexico
- The name "Chia" comes from a word that originally means "oily"
- Traditionally, Chia seeds are consumed whole in the form of a drink called "Chia fresca"
- The plant has almost no history in Europe before being introduced to Europe in 2009 as a "Novel Food" and it is recommended to be used in the baking of bread up to 5% of the total.
- Traditionally, it is believed that Chia has been cultivated since ancient times and it is probable that the Aztecs used it as part of their diet
- Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3, ALA (alpha-lineolic-acid), Fiber and Protein
Organic Chia Seeds
Nutritional Inforamtion per 100g
Energy 1894 kJ /451 kcal
whereof saturated fat 4g
whereof sugar 1g
Vitamin E 29,1 mg (243% DRI)
Omega 3 fatty acids 20g
Storage: Store in a cool dark place. Avoid direct sunlight.
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