COMMON NAME: Chia
OTHER NAME: Spanish sage
BOTANICAL NAME: Salvia hispanica L.
PLANT FAMILY: Lamiaceae
OVERVIEW: Chia is a great natural source of antioxidants.
INTRODUCTION: Salvia hispanica L. is an annual herbaceous plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which is native from southern Mexico and northern Guatemala. It has been cultivated from tropical to subtropical regions.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: Chia is one of the highest sources of omega-3 fatty acids known.
PARTS USED: Seeds used.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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