Origin: We source our organic black chia seeds from Mexico.
Aroma: Odorless, characteristic,
Flavor: Characteristic, nutty, highly mucilaginous, gelatinous
History: Research suggests chia was harvested for food up to 3,500 years ago. It was most prevalent in a daily diet for the Aztecs, who consumed massive amounts of the seeds. There is even a state named after chia, which when translated means river of chia.
Farming and harvesting: The plant will flower in late spring or early summer. Those flowers wither and dry but before the seeds fall out is when they are harvested by pulling the entire plant out of the ground. At this delicate phase, simply shaking the plant will produce fallen chia seeds.
Culinary applications: Puddings, cookies, jam, jelly, muffins, cakes, pastries
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