Chia seed origin is Salvia hispanica plant, which is member of the mint family. Aztecs, Maya and Inca warriors used chia seeds as important part of their diet. “Chia” means strength on Mayan language. Rumors says that chia seeds were used as food far back 3500 B.C.
“True warrior food”
Chia-seed has 40% vegetable oils, up to 25% proteins. 28g of chia seeds provides 179mg of calcium. Chia seeds are also good source of magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, molybdenum, and niacin. excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, A, B1, B2, B3.
30g of chia seeds has around 5g of protein and 12.5g of carbohydrates. Chia is the richest vegetable source for omega-3 fatty acids and high in omega-6, both are necessary for good brain health and overall state of health.
Chia Seed Facts
14 x more magnesium than broccoli
7 x more omega-3 than wild salmon
8 x more phosphorus than whole milk
5 x more protein than kidney beans
5 x more calcium than milk
3 x selenium than flax seeds
3 x antioxidants than blueberries
3 x more iron than spinach
2 x more potassium than bananas
2 x protein than any other seed
When soaked in water chia seeds create a gel that can help with hydration. Chia gelatin may also increase feelings of fullness in managing overeating. Chia seeds absorbs water up to 12 times of seed weight. If you need stay hydrated long time without water, consider drinking chia seed gelatin before hand.
1oz(28g) chia seeds contain 10g of fibers. Fiber can help keep your digestion system working smoothly and benefit the health of your colon.
Safe To Eat For Everybody
There are no known allergies to chia seeds.
Chia seeds do not become rancid easily, so they may be stored for a long time. chia seeds can be stored for several years without ever going rancid or lose their potency. This makes Chia superior to every other seed and grain.
Using chia seed
Chia seeds should be soaked at least 10 minutes before eating so they do not use your bodily fluids to expand.(remember chia seed absorbs water up to 12 times of weight). You can get benefits from chia seed without peeling. Chia is easily digestible. You can add Chia gel almost to anything: yoghurt, muesli, — more recipes coming later.
**This is only my personal opinion or review about the product. Any statement or claims have NOT been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.