National Chia Seed Day

Today celebrates the tiny albeit mighty chia seed!

The chia plant is a member of the mint family native to central and southern Mexico, first known to be cultivated by the Aztec people. Many remember the “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!” jingle from the famous indoor planter figurines, Chia Pets, in America during the 1980s which substantially popularized the chia seed for years to come.

Chia seeds are nutrient dense, offering a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. They are often added to compliment dishes, added as a topping, or put in smoothies, breakfast cereals, energy cars, yogurts, and pudding. Not only are chia seeds edible, but so is the oil these tiny seeds yield!

Jewards’ chia seed oil is cold-pressed extracted from the dried, organic seeds of the chia plant (Salvia hispanica). Our chia seed oil remains unrefined, referred to as a virgin oil, meaning it has not been refined, bleached, or deodorized. It has a 3:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids and is a popular supplement choice for its naturally high level sof alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA). Because it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids content, chia seed oil makes an ideal vegan alternative to fish oil supplements. Alpha-Linolenic acid cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained through diet. It is extensively utilized in the food industry as a cooking oil or garnish oil, commonly found in salad dressings and marinades. Chia seed oil is popular throughout the cosmetic and personal care industry for formulating topical products to treat dry skin and promote healthier hair.

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