Chia seeds have been used as food and as a medicine since ancient Maya, Inca and Azteca. This superfood was considered so useful that it was more valuable than gold.
Seeds of chia are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein. In addition to being a rich source of nutrients, they also help balance blood sugar and lower cholesterol.
Chia or Salvia hispanica, is a flowering plant, which is now the most common in Mexico and Guatemala.
Average nutritional value for 100g
Energy value - 1899 kJ / 454 kcal
Fat (g) - 31.4 g
of which saturated (g) - 3.8 g
of which unsaturated Omega 3 / omega 3 - 20.4 g
of which unsaturated Omega 6 / omega 6 - 5.9 g
Carbohydrates (g) - 4.9 g
of which sugars (g) - 0,8 g
Fiber (g) - 33.7 g
Proteins (g) - 21.2 g
Salt (g) - 0.02 g
Chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients - vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein.