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March 20, 2019

Been wondering what the chia seed craze is about? Who remembers the catchy tune – “cha, cha, cha, chia”? These are indeed the same seeds that grew into the green “fur” of the popular Chia Pets and other characters. Now, chia seeds have gained a new attention related to our diets. They can be a healthy addition to foods we eat. But why?

Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica L. which is a member of the mint family. They are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids*. In addition, chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, calcium and phosphorus. Chia seeds are con...

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