Lotus Chia is a good plant-based source of omega-3 and dietary fibre. Use in smoothies, puddings, stir fry's or salads. Chia is an annual herb native to Mexico and Guatemala and is know by many names including Spanish Sage. Used medicinally or for food preparation, Chia is truly and Ancient Aztec food. Sourced internationally and packed in Australia. Packaged in a re-sealable oxygen barrier bag to preserve freshness. Lotus Chia possesses a unique property that turns water or liquid into a gel. It is gluten free, vegetarian and non GMO. Prized by Aztec warriors in central Mexico, chia seeds were eaten to promote endurance prior to battle or with water before running long distances. Chia distributes and amplifies flavour, omega 3 oils and soluble fibre to keep your baked goods moist, and it acts as a binding ingredient in place of eggs or gluten. Low fat or egg free cooking is achieved with a gain not loss, in flavour & nutrition!