I love the fact that Chia Seeds are so diverse and healthy at the same time! They add a great texture to so many food, both sweet and savory! Adding a tablespoon of chia to your daily diet delivers 3g of omega-3 ALA and 6g of dietary fibre. Chia is also a fantastic source of vegetarian protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Chia seeds are one of the world’s oldest sources of nutrition, documented to have been eaten by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans as early as 3500 BC.
There are so many brands of Chia Seeds but my favorite are from THE CHIA CO as they are the world’s largest producer of premium quality chia seed. Their farms are located exactly 15 degrees from the equator, the perfect latitude required to provide the ideal amount of sunlight to grow chia rich in omega-3 oils. All chia seeds produced by The Chia Co are sustainably grown, guaranteed 100% chemical free, certified non-GMO and can be traced back directly to paddock on which it was grown. Just make sure the seeds are either black or white, not brown as those are immature and do not add the same nutritional value.