Thousands of years ago, chia seeds were a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The word "chia" is derived from the Mayan language, meaning “strength,” and ancient Aztec warriors relied on chia seeds to boost energy and increase stamina. Today this tiny seed is a favorite of athletes, especially distance runners, who tout it as an endurance-enhancing superfood. Our Organic Chia Seeds are tiny powerhouses packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber! We had everyone in mind when we made these; keto and paleo-friendly, USDA organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan! Add these incredibly nutritious black chia seeds to smoothies, hot cereal, baked goods—even popcorn. Or make delicious simple chia seed jam or chia seed pudding!