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The forgotten food of the Aztecs. Chia seeds are the richest source of omega-3 fatty acid ( 64%). Also very rich in protein which in turn is high in amino acids. Rich in lysine and a very good source of fiber. The Aztecs used it in combination with corn which is low in lysine to make a complete food. Also very high in iron and calcium too.
Chia is so rich in anti-oxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long period without becoming rancid.
The Native Americans of the Southwest would eat only chia seed mixed with water as they ran from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean to trade products. Its high energy to weight ratio makes it a favorite choice of long distance runners and other athletes.
When added to water and allowed to sit for 30 minutes, chia forms a gel. Add lime or lemon juice and agave nector to make a pleasant drink. Sprinkle ground or whole chia seeds on salads, cereal or yogurt. Eat them as a snack. A tasty and interesting addition to your diet!
Country of Origin: Paraguay/Bolivia
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