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Chia: The Environmentally-Friendly Crop

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 by admin

While chia is great for your health, both body and mind, many are unaware that chia is also great for the environment. The use of chia seeds as an omega-3 source prevents the depletion of natural fish stocks, as well as eliminates concerns about the accumulation of toxins, like mercury and dioxin, that tend to build up in fish and fish products. And because chia can hold up at room temperature for long periods of time, without expiring, artificial preservatives are not needed when chia seed is used in human or animal diets.

Chia seeds, produced by the chia plant which is a member of the mint family and naturally repels insects eliminates the need for pesticides being used to protect the crop during its growth cycle. When fewer toxins are exposed to the environment, natural wildlife has a chance to thrive, and the ecosystem is not disturbed.  Additionally when consumed, there is no concern about pesticide residues being found on the seeds.

If you’re looking for an alternative to other, less environmentally-friendly sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy nutrients, it’s time to try chia seeds.

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