Chia is an annual plant in the mint family, growing to 1.75 m, and cultivated for its very nutritious seeds which are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Chia is a short day plant best suited for the tropics and sub-tropics.
Central and South America
Chia is grown for the seeds which are added to dishes for enhanced nutrition.
University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification Crop Profile, Chia