Chia Seed - Chia is a member of the mint family native to South America. Research shows Chia was cultivated by the Aztecs in pre-columbian times and is suggested to be as important as maize. Chia is commonly used whole or ground. Our Chia seed is grown, harvested and processed in Central Florida by Hancock Seed Company. The process of cultivation is as naturally as possible without the use of chemical herbicides or pesticides.
Chia Planting Information:
Seed Rate: 2-5 lbs. per acre
Seed Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch
Planting Time: After last chance of frost
pH: 5.5 - 7
Fertilizer: 400 lbs. of 20-05-10
Maturity: Chia is a fall blooming crop that will mature during the shorter days in the fall.
Common uses of Chia Seeds:
- Baked goods
Approximate Contents of Chia Seed (serving size approx 1 oz)
Calories 137 (Calories from fat 72)
Total Fat 13%
Sat Fat 4%
Total Carb 4%