This weekend I learned about the Chia plant. I confess I missed the whole chia thing and was totally clueless that it is a super food! Chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The 16th century Codex Mendoza provides evidence that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times; it has been said that it was an important crop. It is still used in Mexico and Guatemala, with the seeds sometimes ground, while whole seeds are used for nutritious drinks and as a food source.
Chia is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. It is also rich in essential minerals phosphorus, manganese, calcium and potassium. It actually has 6 times more calcium than milk! Much more potassium than banana's!
I think chia seeds would be an awesome food to keep in our storage! I love hearing about foods like this! You can listen to my friend Vickilynn Haycraft tell all about chia seeds and other super foods like coconut oil in this link below:
I have to wonder what other super foods are out there that I have no clue about! Feel free to let me know if you know of any!