Disclaimer: Chia seeds are not native to Indonesia.
Just as people migrate, so have plants and their seeds. With Mother Earth’s magic, many of these plants become naturalized—acclimate to their new environment—and transform into new species themselves.
Some of these “new” plants have been in Indonesia for centuries—for as long as traders have sailed in and around the seas of Indonesia.
As we enter into a new year in the 21st century, this migration continues, but this time with more purpose than a stowaway seed.