We have the Mesoamerican culture to thank for discovering and cultivating these tiny seeds. Little did they know they developed a superfood for their grateful descendants.
Aztecs and Mayans ate these seeds for sustained energy. The Mayan word “chia” means “strength.” They are one of the healthiest foods on the planet; rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, essential amino acids and soluble fiber. This macronutrient power is packed into a microsized seed that can absorb 10-12 times its weight in water - something its many fans say makes them feel fuller and eat less.
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Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica) were favorites of the Aztecs. Actually from a flowering plant in the mint family, they worked their way into spiritual ceremonies and shamans' medicine bags due to their array of healing attributes. Today, Chia Seeds are one of the most popular natural remedies for everything from digestive aid to heart health.
You can eat this stuff?
In the early 80s, a company began selling a novelty product, Chia Pets, using spouted seeds to grow green hair on a terracotta head. Weird, right? Sales were phenomenal from the beginning. Years later, a small drug store manager called the company to report a run on the product. His customers were eating the seeds and sprouts as health food. The amazed company official's response, "You can eat this stuff?" has become a treasured "in" joke at company HQ.
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