How To Eat Chia Seeds In 11 Ways

#1 What Are Chia Seeds?

Flickr / Philipp Alexander Grown and originating in South America, chia seeds are seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, which is closely related to the mint family. According to Authority Nutrition, the health benefits of chia seeds have been known to the natives in the region for centuries as an important source of dietary enhancer of energy. Chia seeds are tiny black seeds that are unprocessed and considered food in the whole-grain category. They have a mild nutty flavor and are packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Other chia seed nutritional benefits include having twice the amount of protein than many other grain products and quadruple the proportion of calcium than milk. Chia seeds are also rich in potassium, fiber, and other antioxidants.