Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. "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.
Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel.
Eating: Eat Chia seeds together with fruit, berries, salads, soups, main dish or add to smoothies. Before use, the seeds don't need boil.
You can eat chia alone, stirring in a glass of water, or add 1 tablespoon of seeds for various cereals, yogurt, cereal, juice, oatmeal, salads, sandwiches, cheese, butter, fruit smoothies, soups.
Country of origin: Bolivia
Net weight: 500g