Chia Seed, also known as Salvia hispanica seed is offered by Starwest Botanicals as part of our extensive line of superior quality natural herbs and organic herbs. You can buy Chia Seed direct from the finest suppliers in Mexico from us. We source our herbs and spices from domestic growers and import them directly. You can be assured of the highest quality products from Starwest Botanicals.
Chia Seed is a member of the Mint family, however it was not very widely known outside of Mexico and the southwestern United States until recently. In pre-Hispanic times the Chia Seed was one the most important foods of the Aztecs.
Chia Seed has become popular again due to its many benefits. Chia Seed is very rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Chia Seed can be eaten raw as a dietary fiber, or Chia Seed can be ground up and used it to create a meal called pinole. Like corn meal, pinole can be used to make cakes, breads, biscuits and porridges.