Chia plant (Salvia hispanica) belongs to the mint family of Lamiaceae and is native to some parts of Mexico and Guatemala.
Natural Chia Seed
Chia plant (Salvia hispanica) belongs to the mint family of Lamiaceae and is native to some parts of Mexico and Guatemala. It is believed that the cultivation of chia plants as a food source, dates back to the time of the Aztecs. As per archaeological evidences, the use of chia seeds can be traced back to 3500 B.C.
Chia seeds very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, iron, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B, C, E, good source of antioxidants and a variety of amino acids. The oil from chia seeds contains a very high concentration of omega -3 fatty acids. Chia seeds contain no gluten and trace levels of sodium.
Chia seeds good for high blood pressure and cardiovascular health, improve digestion, and have an ability to stabilize blood sugar level. The anti-inflammatory properties of chia seeds are beneficial for arthritis. Chia seeds boost metabolism, good for weight loss and weight maintenance programs, help in improving the function of the brain. The essential fatty acids promote efficient nerve transmission.
Nutritional Facts (serving size about 2 Tbsp.(28g): Calories100kcal, total fat 10g, polyunsaturated omega-3 8g, omega-6 1.5g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 0mg, sugar 0g, protein 5g, dietary fiber 10g.
How to use : Use as a dessert ingredient, mix in salads, blend in juices.