Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The 16th-century (Codex Mendoza) provides evidence that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times; economic historians have suggested it was as important as maize as a food crop. It is still used in Mexico and Guatemala, sometimes with the seeds ground or with whole seeds used for nutritious drinks and as a food source.
Reasons why to include Chia Seeds on your diet.
- Helps on weight loss by reducing food cravings and preventing food you eat from getting absorbed into your system.
- Makes you feel fuller faster, because they absorb 10 times their weight in water.
- Hydration for athletes: They are also great for athletes because the "chia gel" can hydrate the body.
- Reduce your blood pressure: There's evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure.
- They contain a great source of omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation such as arthritis and heart disease).
- Slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into simple sugars, helping diabetics.
- Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.
- Talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.
|Product||Conventional Chia Seeds / Salvia Hispanica L.|
| Variety||Grain legume of the species Lamiaceae|
| General Aspect||Healthy black and gray colours|
| Drying Method ||Natural|
| Sowing||March – May|
| Harvest||November – December (Single crop a year)|
| Production Area||Salta|
| Size||1.5 - 2.0 mm|