Recent trends show alarming increase in lifestyle related health disorders due to the current fast paced urban lifestyle. These new age diseases such as Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Obesity etc., pose a significant health challenge in India.
Along with an active lifestyle, advanced nutrition is important for us to regain good health and remain healthy. Thus, food choices in urban India need to rapidly transform to power our fast paced lifestyle.
Superfood Chia is the richest source of plant based omega-3 fats and has good quality protein and fibre. Chia is also naturally gluten free and also rich in micronutrients and antioxidants that is essential for our wellness and health. The word "Chia" literally translates to "life-force energy".
An ancient crop from over 5000 years ago, Chia seeds was one of the main dietary components of the Aztec and Mayans era in South America and Mexico. Forced into obscurity due to military invasions of yore, the recent years have seen a renaissance of the Superfood in South American regions. Chia seeds are now emerging as a new superfood.
Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), India's premier food technology research organization has developed agrotechnology for premium white Chia to grow in Indian climatic conditions. Chia is naturally available in white, black and mottled colours. Premium white Chia has better quantity and quality of Omega-3 rich oils. Coloured Chia seeds are also good for health but besides having possible lesser quantity Omega -3 oils, also stand a risk for adulteration with similar looking sabza seeds in the open markets.