Chia originates from Mexico and it's used to fortify during hard labor. Chia is grown for it's seeds because they're a very good source of protein, fibres and omega 3 fatty acids.That is why Chia is used in so many health drinks and shakes. The plants flower rarely in our European climate and are mostly grown as sprouting seeds. You can add these healthy sprouting seeds to salads, soups and stir-fries and other dishes. Add the sprouts at the last moment of cooking to preserve their crunch and the healthy nutrients.