Grown in Mexico, Chia was a diet staple of the Aztecs and Mayans. The seed's nutrients provided sustained energy during long hunts and had numerous medicinal benefits. Revered by the people, Chia was often used in religious ceremonies which led to its ban by the Spanish during their conquest of the region.
Today it is known that Chia is a nutritional powerhouse with a lengthy list of essential fatty acids that support heart health, plus fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract and can have a positive effect on cholesterol.* Chia seeds are easily digestible and do not need to be ground. With its versatility and mild, nutty flavor, Chia is a beneficial addition to any diet.