Chia or “Salvia hispanica” is a superseed native to the Americas that was consumed historically by the Aztecs and the Mayans. It is found abundantly in Mexico and South America and it was highly prized by the Aztecs who considered it gave them supernatural powers. Today the chia seeds are being consumed for their various health benefits such as: improving cardiovascular functions, reducing blood sugar levels, and most interestingly reducing hunger/appetite urges through its ability to grow and expand when combined with liquids. The tiny chia seed carries with it an incredibly diverse amount of nutrients such as: omega 3 fatty acids, 40% fiber, 20% protein (a level greater than any other grains such as: wheat, corn, rice, barley, oats), the whole range of Vitamin B, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, a number of antioxidants (chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, flavanol aglycones)
BioColonial imports both conventional and organic chia grown sustainably in the fields of Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay by historically renowned chia producers that have already obtained EU Novel Food Certification for their product.