Chia seeds are the tiny black seeds of the chia plant (salvia hispanica).
native to mexico and guatemala, they were a staple food for the ancient aztecs and mayans. in fact, “chia” is the ancient mayan word for “strength”.
chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high-quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants.
they may improve digestive health, blood levels of heart-healthy omega-3s, and risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
chia seeds are small, flat, and ovular with a shiny and smooth texture. their color ranges from white to brown or black.
these seeds are highly versatile. they can be soaked and added to porridge, made into pudding, used in baked goods, or simply sprinkled on top of salads or yogurt