Once known as a "novelty food" chia quickly established quite a name in the ingredients sector leaving only a few people behind whom are not familiar with it as of yet. We started sourcing our chia seeds mainly in South America when prices were at an all-time high, but have gradually also started supporting African countries in their pursuit to provide farmers with additional commodities.
Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the sage family (Lamiaceae) native to central and southern Mexico, or of the related Salvia columbariae of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Chia seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots, having a diameter around 2 millimetres (0.08 in). The seeds are hydrophilic, absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and developing a mucilaginouscoating that gives chia-based foods and beverages a distinctive gel texture.
Black chia seeds
White chia seeds
Steamed chia seeds
Mixed chia seeds
Chia seed protein
Nigeria, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Uganda, Paraguay, Colombia