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Chia seeds are one of the best sources of essential fatty acids, with 2/3 being Omega 3 (the kind we lack and need the most- these are the fats that protect against inflammation and heart disease). The word chia is derived from the Nahuatl word chian, meaning oily. Chia seeds are better source of omega fatty acids than flaxseeds, and the fiber is not abrasive like flax. Excellent source of fiber, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, niacin and zinc.. Very hydrating in colon- 1 part chia seeds, 9 parts water lasts 2 weeks in fridge. The Aztecs used chia to relieve joint pain and skin conditions. They are tiny seeds like poppy and can be eaten as is, or simply put in water -they go soft on their own and turn into jelly, like a mild instant oatmeal. A thickener that can be added to soups and smoothies. A great cleanser. Great way to start and end your day as a fiber with lots of nutrition. Cleans your heart, arteries while curbing your carb craving. A valued food source to native tribes. Chia is in the mint family. The common one is Salvia hispanica, and there’s also the golden desert chia Salvia columbariae.
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Notable Nutrients: Chia Seeds 1 ounce (28 g), dried Colories: 137 Phosphorus: 265 mg (27% DV) Dietary Fiber: 11 g (42% DV) Manganese: 0.6 mg (30% DV) Calcium: 177 mg (18% DV) Note: g=gram, mg=milligram, DV=Daily Value, based on 2,000 calories/day Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding 1/4 c organic chia seed 1 c almond milk 1 Tbsp hemp protein powder or protein powder of your choice 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 Tbsp stevia extract 1.
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Though chia was one of the five staple crops of Aztec and many other Mesoamerican ancient kingdoms, it was the only crop failed in introduction from Mesoamerica to the whole world, though many other staple crops (corn, potato, sweet potato, tomato, hot pepper, tobacco, upland/sea island cottons, peanut, sunflower, pumpkin, common bean, papaya, etc.) were successfully introduced to the world right after the discovery of the New World by Cristoforo Colombo in 1492 (AYERZA & COATES, 2005a).
Historical evidence shows the ancient Aztecs and the Mayans consumed chia seeds as a source of energy, and modern science has uncovered a number of other health benefits for this tasty snack.
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Chia seed gum, contained in the seed coat or adjacent layer, begins to form as seeds are placed in water [6] and hence can be used for thickening as well as a stabilizer in food products.
Just one ounce of chia seeds contains more than 10 g of dietary fiber--almost half of what you need every day--along with 4 g of protein.
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