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Nutritional characteristics of chia

Fernández, I.1, R. Ayerza (h)2, W. Coates2,
S.M. Vidueiros1, N. Slobodianik1, and A.N. Pallaro1.
1Laboratorio de Nutrición Experimental. Cátedra de Nutrición. Facultad de Farmacia
y Bioquímica. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
2Office of Arid Lands Studies, The University of Arizona,
Tucson, Arizona 85706, USA.


Chia (Salvia hispanica), one of the main foods of Pre-Columbian civilizations, is a good source of protein, polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. These nutritional characteristics suggest that this food may be used as a supplement, thereby improving a common diet.

Nutritional characteristics of Chia. Actualizacion en Nutricion, 7(1):23-25 (2006).

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