Chia seeds belong to the family of mint. Chia seeds are oval and black in color. In Mexico, a dish called chia fresco is made by soaking chia seeds in water or fruit juice. They are native to Central and South America. They are noe groen in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Peru, and the United States.
Only buy black or white chia seeds. Avoid the brown ones, as they are immature and contain very low nutrients.
Excess consumption of Chia seeds may cause discomfort in the stomach.(2) It may also cause allergic reactions like rashes, hives and watery eyes.(3)
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