Chia Seeds – History Plus Origin

For most Us citizens Chia seeds first grew to become recognizable as the seed products included with a small clay animal known because the Chia pet. The particular animal, often a lamb but later many some other shapes including a human being head were available. These types of clay figures were protected with Chia seeds after that kept moist for a number of days until a small hair like sprout along with two leaves covered the particular porous clay figure. This particular novelty gift was really popular in the past due 1970’s but eventually the popularity faded. Today Chia pets continue to become available but Chia seed products have graduated from the novelty to a well-known new food source regarding the Americas.

The Chia seed was present within the central valley associated with Mexico. It is considered Chia seeds were 1st grown and harvested simply by the Aztec civilization throughout the pre-Columbian era. In that time the herb, Salvia Hispanica (its Latina name), a herb plus a member of the particular mint family, was regarded as one of the Aztec civilizations five major meals crops. It had already been ranked third in significance behind corn and coffee beans. The seeds were gathered from wild plants Program. Drawing. Bitmap open areas. The Chia seed has been so prized that numerous Aztec people often compensated their priests and the aristocracy with these seeds regarding payments such as fees. Tributes from conquered people were also paid along with Chia seed. Once the particular Spaniards found its method to the area the particular harvesting of Chia seed products declined as well because the plants soon grew to become basically extinct due in order to religious reasons.

Salvia Hispanica, the Chia seed, is usually considered an annual plant. The plant is around 3 feet tall along with opposite leaves measuring close to 3 inches long plus lower than 2 ins wide. The leaves are usually medium green in colour with serrated edges. The particular flowers are very little, a medium blue within color and grow within small clusters of four to 8 on the particular slender stem. The herb is grown in suitable for farming well drained soils yet can tolerate less compared to ideal conditions. It will not like frost or even shade. Seeds are gathered once the flowers possess bloomed and faded plus the plant has shriveled. Harvesting usually occurs within November. The seeds are usually quite small measuring much less than ½ inch lengthy. They are mottled plus range in color through brown, grey, black plus white. The small seed products are oval in form.

Today Chia seeds are usually manufactured in countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador and Guatemala. They are usually grown commercially for human being consumption. Chia products consist of oils, meal or flour and raw. The vast majority are produced organically plus are offered at numerous organic and health meals stores.

In Mexico plus South America the Chia seed is often consumed raw, the raw seeds is mild in taste. Other preparations include milling the seed into flour or meal, known because Pinole, are typical. Pinole is used in bread and cookies can become put into biscuits plus breads or made in to porridge or small bread. Raw Chia seeds are usually sometimes soaked in drinking water or fruit juice. This particular the refreshing drink which usually is known as Chia Fresca in Mexico. Chia seed oil is the majority of often used in green salads or sprinkled on food and breads. When Chia seeds are soaked these people become gelatinous. The gelatin like substance is frequently utilized in puddings plus gruels. In the usa Chia seeds is used like alfalfa sprouts. The seeds create small green sprouts inside days of germination. The particular sprouts are used within salads and sandwiches.

The particular Chia seed has lately grown in popularity because of to its reported nutritional benefits. Chia seeds are usually around for purchase on the internet and in health meals stores. These seeds may range in price through $12. 00 per lb to $60. 00 based on the color plus quality of the seeds.

25 Comments

  1. ryukinrodney™

    2:08 that weed plant in front of johns face lol

    Reply
  2. Aqua Leaf Aquaponics

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the
    Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open
    pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different
    varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic
    diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the
    Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour
    of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that
    are available at the seed bank.

    To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
    http://www.rareseeds.com/

    To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener
    Magazine:
    http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

    Reply
  3. Khataroos Tube

    I live in Sonoma County and I didn’t know that there was a seed store in
    Petaluma. That is wonderful and thank you for sharing your information.

    Reply
  4. vbgecko

    There’s also the Seed Savers Exchange … Great resource!

    Reply
  5. FLyAgaric421

    Smoking cannabis is not good for you, that is a fact. Smoking anything is
    not good for you. You can smoke as much as you want.. only going to make
    your health worse. Eating it though.. now that is an entirely different
    story.

    Reply
  6. kungfuchicken849

    Weed is overhyped as a medicine a by people who mostly want to get high
    with it…the best "cure" for cancer and most diseases is something John
    mentioned a few vids ago..a good nutrient dense organically grown plant
    based diet..if you eat well you will find you will not have much use for
    most medicine

    Reply
  7. Lee Rose

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the
    Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open
    pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different
    varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic
    diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the
    Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour
    of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that
    are available at the seed bank.

    To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
    http://www.rareseeds.com/

    To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener
    Magazine:
    http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

    Reply
  8. Noah Plaza

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the
    Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open
    pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different
    varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic
    diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the
    Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour
    of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that
    are available at the seed bank.

    To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
    http://www.rareseeds.com/

    To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener
    Magazine:
    http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

    Reply
  9. DanielManahan

    I didn’t say that. you are an idiot. get off the weed and have a debate
    when your mind is more intelligent. I said that smoke causes free radical
    damage. do you know what smoke is? it is what burns. and do you know what
    free radical damage is? look is up when your eyes turn white again and you
    can read straight. any inhaling of anything burning causes free radical
    damage. even eating charcoal causes this. burnt food.

    Reply
  10. beckderm

    Child, you know little when you have loved one’s dying in front of you. Yes
    pot is used yes many others. Educate your mind, child. *Rick Simpsons Run
    from the cure .. Fact *Instraveinous Vitmun C … Fact It’s the tar residue
    that is left behind that is used .. Fact Government & Big Pharma want you
    sick or DEAD .. Fact ***Agenda 21 .. FACT ***Georgia GuideStones … FACT

    Reply
  11. Joe Feser

    Thanks for the shout out John. My blood pressure is down, my weight is
    down, my garden is growing well and I am Growing my Greens.

    Reply
  12. Chris Gilliam

    What a store! We need that here.

    Reply
  13. chris fluitt
    Reply
  14. James Clair Lewis

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the
    Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open
    pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different
    varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic
    diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the
    Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour
    of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that
    are available at the seed bank.

    To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
    http://www.rareseeds.com/

    To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener
    Magazine:
    http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

    Reply
  15. TheWhereAmIProject

    Great info video. Great job. Thanks for putting this together

    Reply
  16. Keepskatin

    This is very important John,your most important episode ever.If we don’t
    keep the heirloom genes alive,Monsanto GMO and Hybrid seeds will be the
    norm.I’m going to order from them,even if they are not organic seeds;I ‘ll
    make them organic and keep stockpile all the seeds regularly.

    Reply
  17. Danktrain

    Thanks for the video John. You da man!

    Reply
  18. shaz140

    Hey John why don’t you buy a small farm and grow organic stuff. That what
    all the repay foodies will buy from you at whole price cos they can trust
    you.

    Reply
  19. rainbowsalads

    Does anyone here add cayenne or other chilli peppers to salads?

    Reply
  20. beckderm

    Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Ever here of it?

    Reply
  21. Dale Modisette

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the
    Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open
    pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different
    varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic
    diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the
    Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour
    of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that
    are available at the seed bank.

    To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
    http://www.rareseeds.com/

    To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener
    Magazine:
    http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

    Reply
  22. Dale Modisette

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the
    Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open
    pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different
    varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic
    diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the
    Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour
    of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that
    are available at the seed bank.

    To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
    http://www.rareseeds.com/

    To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener
    Magazine:
    http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

    Reply
  23. Dale Modisette

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the
    Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open
    pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different
    varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic
    diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the
    Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour
    of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that
    are available at the seed bank.

    To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
    http://www.rareseeds.com/

    To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener
    Magazine:
    http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

    Reply
  24. AK4ourty7even47

    loveur channel…i look forward to ur videos and ur positive attitude

    Reply
  25. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens

    First! Beat You Joe!

    Reply

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