Chia is native to Mexico’s central valleys and belongs to the mint family. Often gifted to the Gods, it was the third most important food crop after corn and beans in the Aztec culture. Along with the Mayans, they were the first to cultivate the seed. Chia was rediscovered in the 1990s after having been ignored for centuries, and has been consistently rising in popularity since because of its numerous nutritional virtues.
Add chia to your favourite dishes: cereals, yogurts, smoothies, juices, cakes, soups, sauces, salads, dressings. You can also make delicious chia puddings with them!
Do you have an egg allergy? Chia seeds are an excellent substitute for eggs! Soak 1 tablespoon of chia in 3 tablespoons of water for each egg your recipe requires. For best results, use ground chia seeds.
Preserve in a cool dry place protected from light and humidity for up to 24 months.
Chia seeds were once used by the Aztec warriors as a survival food due to its richness in protein and nutrients. It was said that one tablespoon of chia could sustain a warrior for 24 hours, which is likely why the word chia is Mayan for “strength”.