Chia seeds were used by the Aztecs in Mexico and Native American tribes of the Southwest as a staple part of their diet. The color of the seeds varies based on different varieties of Chia within the species.
Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. Best stored in cool, dark, dry conditions.
A member of the mint family, these tiny seeds can be enjoyed in many ways...added to smoothies, dips, yogurt, soup, or salad...as a substitute for eggs in cakes, or as a thickener in sauces...and they can also be baked into breads or made into pudding.