Checking out Chia Seeds

Chia (Salvia hispanica) belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which includes basil, beebalm, giant hyssop, ground ivy, lavender, marjoram, oregano,  perilla, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, skullcap, spearmint, thyme, and wild bergamot. The family also (surprisingly) includes coleus and teak. Humans began using chia seeds around 3500 BC. They were domesticated in what is now Mexico by about 2600 BC. Chia seeds were a staple food […]