Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes heart health
Serving size: 1 oz; Calories: 138; Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 5mg; Carbs: 12g; Fiber:10g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 4.7g; Potassium: 3%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 17%DV; Iron: 12%DV
Did You Know?
- Good news for all of you celiac disease sufferers: chia seeds are gluten free!
- High poly-unsaturated fatty acids. Compose an healthy proportion of omega-3 to 6 poly-unsaturated fats; in the recommended ratio of 1:4.
- Chia was the third most important crop in the aztec emppire; Aztec warriors are believed to have sutained themselves on just a tablespoon of chia seeds a day.
- Chia seeds are said to have:
- 2 times the protein of any other seed or grain
- 5 times the calcium of milk
- 2 times the potassium as bananas
- 3 times the antioxidant strength of blueberries
- 3 ttimes more iron than spinach
- more omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant food
Ways to Eat:
- Sprinkled on a salad
- In granola
- Soacked in water or other juices
- Shake or smoothie
- Chia is native to Central and southern Mexico and Guatamala.
- Evidence shows that chia was cultivated by Aztecs in pre-Columbian times.
- Chia seeds can be planted any time of the year as long as it doesn't freeze!