Aztec Chia Seed is a true Aztec Superfood!
Chia seeds are among one of the healthiest foods known to man.
They are packed with more omega 3, protein and fibre than any other natural food and are high in essential vitamins and minerals.
These amazing seeds come from a flowering plant within the mint family and are native to South America. History suggests it was a very important staple or food crop for the Aztecs and Mayans. The word chia is actually the ancient Mayan word for strength hence its ability to provide sustainable energy.
The abundance of antioxidants contained in these seeds are known to fight the production of free radicals that can damage molecules in cells and contribute to ageing and diseases like cancer.
The high fibre content in chia seeds can absorb up to 10-12 times their weight in water. Once in your stomach they become gel-like and expand which theoretically should increase fullness. This coupled with the fact that chia contains only 1gm of carbs per ounce indicates that they may well assist with weight loss.
This ancient seed has basically no flavor at all making it easy to add to almost any recipe and should be included in your everyday diet for optimum health benefits.
Adding them to your daily diet: Chia seeds vastly improve the nutritional value of standard breakfast cereals and lowers the glycaemic index of any meal.
White chia seeds have the same nutritional value as black chia seeds and can be a perfect addition to kids meals as they are easier to hide.
When making breads or muffins, grind up the chia seeds with a food processor and use these to replace ¼ cup of flour. They can also be added to water, yogurt or blended into a healthy fruit smoothie or drink.
Storage: Store chia seeds preferably in an airtight glass or plastic container and keep in a cool dark place.