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Salvia hispanica

Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia (/ˈə/), is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The sixteenth-century Codex Mendoza provides evidence that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times, and economic historians say it may have been as important as maize as a food crop. It was given as an annual tribute by the people to the rulers in 21 of the 38 Aztec provincial states.

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Great info on the nutritional value of the chia seed.

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Chia seeds are and could be used as a diet supplement because it gives you energy and also burns down most of your fat as you exercise.

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