Is Chia seed grown in India?
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Chia, considered a super food because of its high protein, fiber and Omega-3 fat content, has caught the fancy of many a farmer in the Haggadah Devona Korte taluk of Mysuru, bordering Kerala. This assumes significance considering that the Omega-3 deficiency level is high in India, according to a recent global survey
Chia Seeds are mostly cultivated in China and the US. In India, Chia seeds were mainly cultivated in Mansour & EnerMech but for the first time, it was cultivated in Uttar Pradesh (Amseruva, and Sindhur).
Chia seeds are touted for their health benefits, being high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, and are now grown commercially in several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Peru, and the United States. Edible seeds of the chia plant (Salvia Hispanic), native to Mexico and Guatemala.