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Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica): health promoting properties and therapeutic applications – a review

@article{Marcinek2017ChiaS,
  title={Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica): health promoting properties and therapeutic applications – a review},
  author={Katarzyna Marcinek and Zbigniew Krejpcio},
  journal={Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny},
  year={2017},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={
          123-129
        }
}
Chia has been known for over 5,500 years. Chia seeds were one of the most important components of the diet of Mayas and Aztecs. The chemical composition and technological properties of chia give the plant a high nutritional potential. Chia is a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6, soluble dietary fiber. It also contains appreciable amount of proteins and phytochemicals. Nutritional value of chia is the reason why it is used in prophylaxis of several non-infectious… 

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