For centuries, this tiny little seed was used as a staple food alongside corn and beans by the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans. Known as the running food, they would eat this high energy endurance food mixed with water, as they ran front the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean to trade goods. Chia seed has the unique ability to absorb up to 12 times its weight in water. This ability to hold water can prolong hydration and retain electrolytes in body fluids, especially during periods of extreme physical exertion. Our chia seeds have a mild nutty flavor and can be easily sprinkled onto salads, toast, oatmeal, granola, baked goods, or added to smoothies, juice, yogurt or homemade jellies.