Chia Seeds (a member of the mint family), have been cultivated by humans for hundreds of years and these seeds are truly one of the oldest and best Superfoods available. Chia was a staple in the diets of both the Aztecs and Mayans in Central America, and it was recognized not only for its superior nutritional qualities, but also for its invigorating properties. Much like quinoa, Chia’s very existence was threatened with the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. The invading Europeans banned any foods that were linked to traditional Aztec religion or tradition. Luckily, thanks to a few small tribes of indigenous peoples, cultivation of Chia continued until today.