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The Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) – The Rediscovered Meso-American Functional Food Crop

Version 1 : Received: 5 May 2021 / Approved: 7 May 2021 / Online: 7 May 2021 (09:10:35 CEST)

How to cite: Montes Osorio, L.R.; Gil Esturban, E.A.; Castillo Mont, J.J.; Sorensen, M. The Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) – The Rediscovered Meso-American Functional Food Crop. Preprints 2021, 2021050128 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0128.v1). Montes Osorio, L.R.; Gil Esturban, E.A.; Castillo Mont, J.J.; Sorensen, M. The Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) – The Rediscovered Meso-American Functional Food Crop. Preprints 2021, 2021050128 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0128.v1).

Abstract

Among the plant resources in pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America, the Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is unique in being the only member of the Lamiaceae cultivated for the mericarps. Recently the crop has gained considerable attention due to its high of content omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, antioxidants, fibre and protein classifying it as a nutraceutical.

Subject Areas

Chia; Salvia hispanica; nutraceutical; pre-Columbian crop

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