The Mexican pseudo-cereal chia is becoming increasingly popular. Chia seeds were already very popular with the Aztecs and the Maya people. "Chia" means "strength" in the Mayan language. The white Chia seeds differ only in colour from the black ones, but are rarer. Chia seeds are very versatile, for example as chia pudding, in muesli, in baking and are rich in fibre. Before consumption, the chia seeds should be left to swell in water for a long time; this produces a gel-like mass.