Chia (Scientific name: Salvia Hispanica) grains are oval and about 2mm long with irregular dark red-brown markings over a brown to black base.
Chia Seeds are cultivated for centuries by the Aztecs of Mexico and the Indians of the Southwest of America, these tiny seeds formed part of their staple diet.Aztec warriors used Chia as a high energy 'supplement' on their conquest.
Chia was one of the main components of not only the Aztec diet, but also of another great Pre-Columbian civilization that developed in Mesoamerica, the Mayan. The Mexican State of Chiapas, located within the limits of ancient Mayan territory, derives its name from the Nahuatl word Chiapan that means "river of chia". Hence the development of chia as a crop in this region also extends from very early times.
Chia is still a traditional food of the Tarahumara and Chumash peoples of Chiuahua, in the southwestern part of Mexico. They roast, crush, and mix the seeds with water to make a Gel, which they call their 'running food'.
Jaivika Naturals Chia are grown and sourced from Peru, Argentina, Mexico .
We work closely with our growers to bring quality chia to the table with great care.
Chia are nutrient-dense food. They are essential source of protein, fat (saturated, monosaturated, polysaturated), dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds can lower triglycerides, blood pressure and cholesterol while increasing the HDL or "good" cholesterol. It plays an important role in regulating insulin levels. Chia can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood and blood