Hi dear kombucha friends,
today I want to bring a new kombucha recipe with strawberry and chia to you. Let´s go 🙂
Chia seeds – the ancient mayan staple
Chia is a blue flowering plant belonging to the mint family and due to its high percentage of fat it is counted as part of the oilseeds. The plant is native to Mexico but today it is also grown in South America and Australia. 5000 years ago it was used as the main provider of energy for the Mayans, the term chia meant something like strength.
In the 15th century the Spanish brought the chia plant to europe. However, the plant was forgotten over time. Only in recent years a new hype developed surrounding the superfood. In the beginning the seeds were a true insider tip among athletes but by now they are a ‚must have‘ in every kitchen. A 100-gram helping of chia seeds contains about 440 kcal of which about 31% are fats and about 5% carbohydrates. The fats are among others unsaturated Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. The percentage of protein is 22% und therefore higher than in salmon. Other constituents are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin A and C.