Chia seeds are tiny black seeds harvested from the plant Salvia hispanica which is found in Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds were also a staple of Mayan and Aztec diets. Good-quality chia seeds are naturally black or white in colour.
Chia seeds absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and are a rich source of B vitamins, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc.
Below we list 5 possible benefits of including Chia seeds in your meals.