Chia is a herb, and the seed of Salvia hispania, which grows naturally in South America. Regarded locally as an important food for centuries, its seed is believed to have been a staple of the Aztec diet. It is still at the core of local food in Southern Mexico and Guatemala. Recently, White Chia Seeds have gained global recognition as a 'powerhouse superfood'. Packed with protein, fibre and a vast combination of nutrients, the seed has earned a reputation especially among athletes, who favour its impressive combination of carbohydrates, varied dietary profile and prolonged, steady energy boosts. Chia can be used in a number of ways, for example, baked goods, sprinkled raw onto salad or drunk with water and lime juice.