"Chia" was the Ancient Mayan word for strength. They were first harvested over 3,000 years ago by South American empires, such as the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs. These ancient cultures would use this tiny, omega-3 packed superfood during times of war to naturally improve stamina and endurance. Today, chia seeds are becoming more and more popular, and are once again hailed for their essential nutrients, antioxidants, and neutral taste. The greatest benefit of organic, raw chia seeds is that they boost the nutritional value of your favorite recipes, without altering flavor. BetterBody Foods organic, raw chia seeds help make you stronger by providing the vital building blocks of nutrition. High in dietary fiber, chia seeds assist with balancing blood sugar levels, promoting regularity and assisting with healthy weight management. Consuming a variety of protein sources is essential for healthy development and production cells. BetterBody Foods organic chia seeds provide 2g of vegetarian protein in each serving. Add chia to salads, yogurt, smoothies, and baked goods, or use as a thickener to give a superfood nutrition boost to any recipe. Allergen Information: Packaged in a facility that also handles coconut products. Storage Information: No need to refrigerate. Store in a cool, dark, dry place.