Chia seeds are from the mint family, they grow in Mexico plentifully. The Maya and the Aztecs depended on them heavily. The word “chia” means strength in Mayan. Chia seeds contain essential fatty acids (5.26 grams of omega-3 per serving, and 1.77 grams of omega-6 per serving), antioxidants, calcium, and iron as shown in the nutrition facts. Chia seeds are stable and do not oxidize rapidly. They also taste nice. RECIPE: Put 1/4 cup of chia in a bowl, add 3/4 cup water, or milk, a little honey, a tbsp of oat flakes, 1/2 tsp each of vanilla and cinnamon. Add half a banana sliced, and two tablespoons of blueberries. Chill for two hours. Enjoy. Amount Per Serving: Serving Size 3 Tbsp (31g), Servings Per Package About 8. Nutritional Facts: Calories 150, Fat Cal. 80, Total Fat 9g (14% DV), Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 5mg (0% DV), Total Carb. 12g (4% DV), Fiber 12g, Sugar 48g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A (0% DV), Vitamin C (8% DV), Calcium (20% DV), Iron (15% DV), Vitamin B1 (20% DV), Vitamin B3 (8% DV), Vitamin B6 (10% DV), Magnesium (6% DV), Manganese (35% DV), Phosphorous (30% DV), Zinc (8% DV). Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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