The chia or chan (Salvia hispanica L.) is a herbaceous plant of the family of the lamiaceae; It is native to central and southern Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Is one of the plant species with the highest concentration of alpha-linolenic acid omega 3 known until 2006.2 it grows for it to take advantage of its seeds, which are used as ground food.

Chia Plant

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Peruvian Chia

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Chia is an herbaceous plant of the lamiaceae family; The leaves are between 4 and 8 cm long. long and 3 to 5 cm. wide, the flowers are hermaphrodite, violet. They contain more nutrients than other common foods, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,phytonutrients and omega 3. 

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

 Advantages of Chia Seeds

  1. Chia is the largest vegetable source of Omega-3 fatty acids
  2. They provide very important proteins for vegetarians.
  3. Chia seed does not contain gluten.
  4. Can be consumed alone or incorporated into other foods.
  5. It is a product of plant origin.
  6. They have no taste or smell.
  7. Provides energy to those who consume them.
  8. Help control cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
  9. They facilitate digestion, improve intestinal transit and have satiating effect.
  10. Help control appetite.
  11. Collaborate in the maintenance of good cardiovascular health.
  12. Help improve the health of the nervous and immune system.
  13. They favor muscle development and tissue regeneration.
  14. Improve brain activity and help with emotional problems.
Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds