Untreated organic chia seeds (salvia hispanica) from Bolivia in raw food quality.
Chia were once used as currency or as an offering to the king.
Today, our chia is grown organically, without the use of pesticides or chemicals, using traditional methods. Furthermore, chia is cultivated by small farmers and rural cooperatives, creating fairly paid jobs.
Chia contains high levels of vitamin E, and one portion contains 6 grams of omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, chia is an excellent source of protein, calcium, niacin, biotin, and thiamin.
In his 2009 book "Born to Run", Christopher Douglas described how the unrelenting athletic strength of the Tarahumara Indians was due, at least in part, to their consumption of chia. It enabled them to travel hundreds of miles on foot, barefoot, without taking a break.