Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The high oil content of chia’s leaves acts as an extremely potent insect repellent and eliminates the need for pesticides. Chia is a member of the mint family and is technically known as Salvia hispanica L. If you have ever grown mint, you know insects never bother it; the same is true for chia.
The use of chia as an omega-3 source prevents depletion of fish stocks, and also eliminates concerns about the accumulation of toxins such as dioxin and mercury that may accumulate in fish and fish products.
Have You Had Your CHIA Today?®