Chia, the forgotten food of the ancient Aztecs, superior to other plant and marine sources of Omega-3's, low in sodium, high in protein, lipids, fiber, and antioxidants, and fewer carbohydrates than most grains. Chia Farms offers chia and its sources of Omega-3 fatty acids known. It is also rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids help support healthy heart and cardiovascular systems. The daily adequate intake of Omega-3 recommended for adults is 2,9 grams. One ounce of Chia Seed contains 5.7 grams of Omega-3.
Chia, was one of the four main foods of the Aztecs along with corn, amaranth and beans. Commercial production ceased after the conquest because of religious persecution and for agronomic reasons, but consumption from wild plants never stopped. As part of an effort led by the University of Arizona, it was re-domesticated in the 1990's, and is now available for food, feed and cosmetic applications.