Chia flour is extracted from chia seed. Chia seeds are derived from the chia, a plant from the mint family that is mainly grown in South America. The flowers of this plant produce the small seeds that look a bit like poppy seeds. Because chia seeds take 9 times up their own weight in water and contain many dietary fibers, carbohydrates are absorbed slowly. Chia seed is slowly digested, which gives you hours of pleasure! Chia seeds are a source of protein but also of iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc.