Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica) Description
Chia seeds, a staple in the Aztec diet of ancient Latin America has recently gained popularity among the hottest superfoods in the industry thanks to their plethora of nutritional benefits. Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. the word “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. From being used in religious ceremonies of the olden days, almost every health conscious person these days knows about chia and how they can be a great dietary adjunct to supporting long term health.
Source of Our Seeds
We source our Chia from farming cooperatives in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh, where we provide education and support to these farmers on the sustainable agriculture of these seeds.
Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica)
Why Buy our Chia
Our Chia seeds are gluten free, easy to digest and don’t have to be ground like flax seeds for better absorption. These seeds which are small in size but pack a highly nutritious punch per gram are widely believed to increase athletic performance and improve the functioning of one’s immune system.
How to use Chia
- Add to your fruit juice or lime water.
- These can be added to egg white omelets and can be put on salads.
- Add them to protein shakes to add some natural goodness to it.
- Sprinkle them into cereals or mix them in yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes and cookies.
- Blend chia into your milk shakes along with other nuts and fruits.
- Add grounded chia into you chapatti dough.
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