Chia seeds are one of the most powerful, functional, and nutritious superfoods in the world. The chia seed is an excellent source of fibre, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows in southern Mexico. In pre-Colombian times, chia seeds were a component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and the basic survival ration of Aztec warriors, 2 tablespoons of the seeds could sustain a person for 24 hours. They are neutral in flavour and swell up in water. High in fibre 32g per 100g.
There is very little nutritional difference between black and white Chia seeds; dark Chia has slightly more protein whist the white has marginally more linolenic acid (Omega-3). The main reason for taking black Chia Seed is that it contains more antioxidants that protect the essential fatty acids. Both come from the salvia hispanica plant, the black Chia seeds come from the purple flowering plant when grown, whilst white flowering plants produce the white Chia Seed.