Find More About Chia Seeds Wiki

Chia seeds wiki which is Salvia hispanica, commonly known as Chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to Mexico and central and southern Guatemala. According to the record before the time of Columbus Codex Mendoza, the Aztecs firslty cultivated in 16th century. Chia seeds have same important as corn as a food crop and sometimes used for nutritious drinks and as a food source.

Chia seeds wiki are traditionally widely consumed by the people of Mexico and the southwestern United State, but is not widely known in Europe. Chia has been grown commercially in the region of origin Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Australia, and Guatemala. In 2008, Australia is the world's largest manufacturer of Chia.

As an annual herb plants, Chia height can reach 1 m, with opposite leaves has 4-8 cm long and 3-5 cm wide. It has purple flowers or white and produced in various groups in the surge at the end of each stem. The seeds of Chia are oval small with a diameter of about 1 mm, has a striped brown color with gray, black and white. Chia seeds have rich oil-producing alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acids. The seeds can be eaten raw, and can be cooked with water to make a slurry. Finely ground chia seeds can be added to breads and cakes. Many health benefits gained, chia seeds wiki are full of antioxidants, containing many essential minerals including phosphorus, calcium, manganese and potassium. The seeds can be directly consumed without turning it into a powder form. The seeds can be easily swallowed and consumed for digestion. They have a mild flavor, which makes it easier to use in various recipes of food and beverages. Chia seeds consumption can improve endurance and energy levels of the body.

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