Chia History


Born in the fertile landscape of central Mexico at a latitude of 15 degrees from the equator, Chia seeds were grown and eaten as early as 3500BC by the Mayans and Aztecs.

An incredibly versatile seed, they didn’t just rely on Chia seeds as a prime source of nutrition. They would mix them with water and drink them as a beverage, grind them into flour, mix them into their medicines, press them for oil and even use them as a base for body paints.

But the predominant use for Chia was as a mega-energy food. The running messengers of the day would carry a pouch with them at all times so they could keep their strength up – without weighing themselves down. Perhaps that’s why they gave this special seed the name ‘Chia,’ or ‘strength’ in Mayan.