Chia is a Mexican plant. With beans, corn and amaranth, chia was the staple food of the Aztecs and Mayans.
Chia means "strength" in Maya.
The Aztecs used it as a source of energy during their journeys to 24 hours.
In South America, chia is often consumed as a drink called "Chia fresca": water, chia seeds, lemon juice and sugar.
organic chia seeds.
Chia seeds have exceptional nutritional benefits. They are rich in fiber and protein.
Average energy per 100g: 1856.4 kJ / 450 kcal - Fat: 31.4 g / saturated fatty acids: 12.2 g - Carbohydrates: 3.8 g / sugars: 0 g - Dietary Fiber 33.7 g - protein: 21.2g - Salt: Traces
** RDI: Reference Daily Intakes for an adult with an average intake of 2000 kcal.
Chia seeds can be eaten as is, or ground for the preparation of chia gel: soak the chia seeds in 10 volumes of water. Let stand at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid lumps.
Chia seeds can be sprinkled on cereal, muesli, yogurt or salads. Chia gel can be added to the preparations for bread or pancake pasta. In South America, chia is often consumed as a drink called "Chia fresca": water, chia seeds, lemon juice and sugar.
Organic certification (Agriculture Biologique) and European organic agriculture.