Chia seeds come from a desert plant known as Salvia hispanica. Quite recently chia seeds have come into the limelight and are known as “superfoods" due to their extensive nutritional benefits. Chia seeds found its origin in Mexico but today it is grown and in several countries like Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Peru, and the United States and consumed world wide. These seeds have a smooth, shiny and oval surface and range from dark brown and black to greyish white in color. Chia seeds are unprocessed seeds that can be absorbed by the body easily.
Good quality chia seeds are naturally black or white (the pack has a mix of two colors) in color. Avoid choosing brown color seeds as it indicates inferior quality. Chia seeds are naturally gluten free but checking of label is important in case of cross contamination which may cause allergic reactions.
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