Indigo Herbs has made it part of their mission to offer only the finest and most highly nutritional foods known to man. This includes the wonderfully rich Organic Chia Seeds which are imbued with very high protein and an abundance omega-3 essential fatty acids. The Chia plant occupies the lofty position of being one of the world’s most prized food crops and so is highly recommended by us here at Indigo Herbs. Our Organic Chia Seeds are some of the best quality that are sold on the market and can be eaten whole or added to a multitude of other foods.
This is an extremely ancient food crop having been used by the Aztec, Mayan and some tribes of Native American Indians for about 4,000 years. These venerable civilisations cultivated this seed for flour, to be pressed into oil, eaten whole and incorporated into tonics and medicines. The Aztecs cherished this plant so much that it was planted as a part of the Emperors floating garden which consisted of only the most treasured plants of the empire. The plants of the floating garden could be used as currency and were the only plants deemed worthy enough to be offered in rituals. The Tarahumura Indians of Northern Mexico still use Organic Chia Seeds today and the plant predominates as part of their folklore. These tribesmen would leave their villages on hunting trips for days on end with only a pouch full of Organic Chia Seeds to sustain them. Giving a slow release of liberal amounts of energy, being very high in protein and supressing hunger, the Tarahumura hunters wouldn’t need to search the wilderness for other food sources while hunting game.
The Chia plant, a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, loves to thrive in sandy soils and grows to about a meter in height in a Christmas tree shape. At the end of the branches the plant produces long spears of blue flowers that turn into oval calyx that hold around 4 seeds. The Chia plant is a very fast annual crop that can produce seed within the first year of being planted. Across Central America the plant still grows wild under an altitude of 2,500 meters.