The seeds of Salvia hispanica are true nutrition bombs. Some experts call it “Super Food”. The origin of this plant is in Central America. In the Mayan culture, the seeds of the Mexican Chia are considered as staple food and medicine. Its name is most likely derived from the Mayan word for “strength”. Probably, the protein-rich seeds served the warriors of the lost culture as a natural power food.
Today the nutrient-loaded – and by the way gluten free – seeds of Chia are an excellent source of the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They contain five times as much calcium as milk, plus iron and antioxidants. Chia seeds can also be stored for a long time without losing its nutritional value or taste.
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