Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Short Communication Volume 6 Issue 3

Chia - The Less Known Plant of Omega 3 Fatty Acid

Harisha CB1, Boraiah KM1, Basavraj PS1* and Vijaykumar B Narayanpur2

1ICAR-NIASM, Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Basavraj PS, ICAR-NIASM, Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Received: January 21, 2022; Published: February 15, 2022

Salvia hispanica L., commonly called as chia is the rich plant source of ω-3 fatty acids and other medicinal properties. It is native Mexico and Guatemala (Cahill 2004) belong to Lamiaceae family. It is being extensively used for preparation of functional foods, supplements and nutra¬ceutical products of many health benefits.


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Citation: Basavraj PS., et al. “Chia - The Less Known Plant of Omega 3 Fatty Acid". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.3 (2022): 08-10.


Copyright: © 2022 Basavraj PS., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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