Chia seeds are tiny black or white seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica L. For centuries, Native Peoples in the Americas have used chia seed as a staple food. Aztec warriors subsisted on chia seeds during battles and hunting expeditions.
WHAT ARE SUPERFOODS?
Superfoods contain high concentrations of nutrients and vitamins you need to keep your body healthy. Chia seeds are a complete source of dietary protein providing all the essential amino acids. Compared to other seeds and grains, chia seed provides the highest source of protein.
One ounce of chia seed contains as much omega-3 as 8-ounces of salmon, as much calcium as a cup of milk, as much fiber as 1/3 cup of bran, as much iron as 1/3 cup of spinach leaves, as much vitamin C as 2 oranges, and as much potassium as half a banana.
HOW TO USE
You can eat the seeds right from the container, grind them, roast them, bake them, or drop them into your drinks or smoothies and they retain their nutritional benefits.
Add to granola, yogurt, energy bars, crackers, soups, sauces, dips, or breads, or sprinkle them on salads, pasta, and more!