Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.
The name ‘chia’ literally translates to ‘strength’ in Mayan, with legend having it that a warrior could sustain himself for a day of fierce battle with only one tablespoon of chia!
They have the most combined omega-3, fibre and protein of any plant. They also have a range of vitamins, including B1, B2 and B3, and seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
They’re also a great source of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, selenium, zinc, boron, potassium and contain three times more iron than spinach.
And if that’s not enough of a rap sheet, these super seeds are rich in antioxidants – in fact, they’ve got four times higher levels than blueberries.