It seems unbelievable, but many times the recognition comes first from outside, something that happens with the chia seeds. Originating from Latin Americamore specifically from Mexico, they are a food with great nutritional properties, something difficult to imagine for their small size and for which they have been truly appreciated throughout the world for a few years.
Every 23 of March is celebrated on Chia Daya date set in usa to surrender tribute to the considered seeds superfoodand that little by little they have become known, being valued more and more in other countries and even in ours. And in this scenario, many might wonder, why is a day set aside to celebrate these seeds?
Why is Chia Day celebrated?
The chia domestication it happened in the mexican territoryTowards the year 2600 BCand was part of the basic diet of our ancestors along with amaranth, beans and corn. However, for many years this precious food was no longer consumed due to the prohibitions imposed by the Spanish, although some indigenous communities maintained its cultivation and consumption.
Over time, the incredible benefits of chia came to the foreand one of the most notable events occurred in 1997, when the tarahumara indigenous 52 years old, Cirildo Chacaritowho was nobody’s favorite, won a 160-kilometer race in San Gabriel, California, running with the huaraches of his traditional clothing and without a more complete “food” than chia.
For the first decade of the 21st centurya report in a renowned international medium spoke of the wonders and benefits of chia, so little by little it began to be much more in demand. At the beginning, the consumer market it was dominated by the United States, although countries from Europe, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines soon joined.
Currently, main producers of chia are located in MexicoBolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Australia, while the chia market is estimated at a value of 50 billion dollars annually and this number increases.
Chia is one of our most precious treasures and inheritance from our ancestors. Although it does not have a specific flavor, when chia is consumed in the correct way, it is really beneficial for health, so do not hesitate to celebrate it on your day and value its incredible properties.