Chia

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Chia
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Salvia
Species

Salvia hispanica L
Salvia columbariae Benth

Chia is a plant of the mint family whose seeds have high amounts of the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6.

Chia seeds have been historically consumed in Mexico and South America, but they are not widely known in Europe. Only recently in 2003, the UK Food Standards Agency received an application for approval of chia seeds as a "novel food" ingredient.

See also

External links


Chia is also a town in Spain.

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