On March 23rd, National Chia Day recognizes the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. Revered by the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing healing powers and natural energy, chia seeds have become a trusted staple for people around the world and can be enjoyed in many foods and beverages!
High in Omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber, and complete protein, chia seeds are neutral in flavor and can be added to virtually any recipe to boost the nutritional profile.
- 8x more Omega-3s than salmon
- 25% more fiber than flaxseed
- 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
- 2x more potassium than bananas
- 6x more calcium than milk
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChiaDay
- Add chia to your diet on this day (and every day) to enjoy the strength and vitality that these seeds bring to your life.
- Start your day with chia granola, power through the day with chia bars, and enjoy chia beverages anytime.
- Share recipes that include chia as an ingredient.
- Try a new recipe.
- Celebrate every meal by adding chia! Post on social media using #NationalChiaDay.
NATIONAL CHIA DAY HISTORY
Mamma Chia founded National Chia Day in February of 2016 to celebrate the powerful chia seed.
By the policies set forth to designate a National Observance, this proclamation has been certified by the Registrar at National Day Calendar® to be observed on March 23rd, annually.
Q. Can I grow chia at home?
A. Yes. You can also eat the resulting sprouts instead of the seeds directly. Add the chia sprouts to a sandwich or salad.
Q. How many calories are in chia seeds?
A. A 1 ounce serving of chia seeds has 140 calories.