Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Anti-fungal
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes heart health

Nutrition:

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
  • Oatmeal
  • Shake or smoothie

Farming Trivia:

  • 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!

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.