Chia seeds are the small, flat, and oval-shaped edible seeds of a flowering plant in the mint family. Believed to have originated in Central America, “chia” is Mayan for “strength.” Ancient civilizations once thought chia seeds provided natural superpowers—and for good reason. This SIMPLi superfood is naturally gluten free, versatile, easy to digest, and has numerous health benefits. Rich in omega 3s, these heirloom seeds add a boost of slow-digesting fiber and heart-healthy compounds to some of our foods like salads, smoothies, sauces, soups, and stews.
Sourcing location: Apurimac region of Peru and Central Paraguay
Crop rotations: Amaranth, lupini beans, and quinoa
Flavor profiles: Sweet, nutty
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