Advances in Chia Seed Research

  title={Advances in Chia Seed Research},
  author={Akan Das},
Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is an edible seed that comes from an annual herbaceous plant, Salvia hispanica L. of mint family (Lamiaceae) (Figure 1). The shape of Chia seed is oval with 1 to 2mm in size, which may be black, grey or black spotted to white in colour. Chia means strength and the tiny seeds have been used as energy booster. Chia seeds can be used in the form of whole seeds, mucilage, flour, and oil seed [1]. Chia seeds are highly valued for their nutritional properties and medicinal… Expand

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