Chia seeds have become more and more popular over the past few years, mainly thanks to their numerous nutritional benefits.
Good things really do come in small packages and these tiny little seeds contain lots of the vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to function normally.
Native to South America but now grown all over the world, chia seeds are white, black or brown in colour.
They absorb their dry weight in water, creating a jelly-like mixture. They were a staple of ancient Aztec and Mayan diets but have only become a popular health food in the last 10 years.