Organic Chia Seeds come from Jalisco, Paraguay and provide your body with omega fatty acids, trace minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Milled Chia is made from milling whole Chia Seeds. It can be used as a replacement for flours in baking, or as a nutritional ingredient in many recipes.
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The plant is a hardy flowering plant in the mint family and can grow up to 6 feet in height. The leaves of the plant are similar to mint in appearance and the flowers are purple and white with a tight bunch of seeds at the tip. When the flower matures, the seeds are ready to be harvested After the flowers and seeds have developed, the flowers must be harvested before completely drying out. If the flower petals dry and shrink too much the Chia Seeds will fall out when picked and the yield will be significantly less. After the flower is collected it's sent to a facility to separate the seeds from the flowers. The flowers are placed in machines that roll and crush the flower, releasing the Chia Seeds. The seeds and crushed flowers are then sifted to remove flowers petals and stems, leaving the seeds behind to be scanned for any contaminants before packing.