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.
Tiny Seed – Rich History
With a great deal of myths and beliefs backing it, the usage of Chia seeds has regained popularity and has brought it to the forefront yet again! It is said that, Mayans & Aztec cultures used Chia seeds to gain super natural powers… well I don’t know about super natural powers but it is definitely a supernatural powerhouse! It draws evermore attention because of its great usage by the Mexican Tarahumara tribe who are known for their runners who have admitted that the intake of Chia seeds increases their potential to a great extent! Well now isn’t that interesting! Being an integral ingredient in Central America & Mexico, it’s dietary benefits have made it popular among the healthy class groups.
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.
1. High Dietary Nutrients: A small serving of Chia seeds carries a great amount of nutrients. It’s high nutrient value makes it a perfect addition to the diet chart.
2. Perfect for Weight loss: Chia seeds have a tendency to absorb water 10-12 times their weight causing a feeling of fullness and slow absorption of food. Ultimately, resulting in weight loss.
3. Healthy Gut: The fiber content in Chia seeds, feed the good bacteria in the intestines, making the gut flora well fed.
4. Best source of fiber: Having 40% fiber by weight, it is tagged as one of the best Sources of fiber.
5. Protein Provider: The protein content in Chia seeds is about 14% which is decent when compared to most of the plants.
6. Low risk for heart disease: Chia seeds are rich in fiber, protein & omega-3, which are helpful to reduce the risk of heart disease
7. Bone Nutrition: Chia seed contains several bone friendly nutrients, including phosphorous, protein, calcium & magnesium.
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