The chia seeds are the seeds of floral plant Salvia Hispanica, they are very small and their color is not uniform. Their origin is ancient and of legendary fascination. At the time of the pre-Columbian Maya and Aztec peoples they were one of the main daily foods.
The mythology says that these peoples benifited form chia seeds the strength to win the battles, since they increased energy and stamina; the seeds were also used as offerings to the gods during the rites. For a period of time they were also used as a bargaining chip until they were supplanted by some cereals.
Rediscovered just in the early nineties in Arizona, their use in Italy is very recent and is growing rapidly thanks to their versatility in the kitchen: they have no smell, have a pleasant taste and are pleasantly crunchy; being also naturally gluten-free they can be used in recipes for the celiac public. But it is their nutritional characteristics that make them an interesting and sophisticated food; they are an excellent source of vegetable protein and fiber (40%).
They contain vitamins of groups A, B, E, C, and seem to be a good source of minerals especially calcium, iron and zinc. They are rich in Omega 3, contain even more of the flax seed, confirming its position as the best natural source of Omega 3 fatty acids in the vegetable field.
It's appropriate to say that with this tasty product we combine useful with pleasure!
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