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Either of two aromatic annual plant species (Salvia columbariae or S. hispanica) in the mint family, native to Mexico and the southwest United States and having clusters of blue or violet flowers and edible seedlike fruits.
Research done by Vladimir Vuksan, PhD, (Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, Canada) has yielded some interesting findings about the benefits of chia seed use by people with type 2 diabetes.
Chia seeds also have a very high concentration of antioxidants, containing 1047 units of myrecetin, quercetin, kaemferol, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, and they are especially rich in vitamin C.
Independent and government researchers have studied chia seeds, assessing factors such as nutritional composition and usefulness in treatment or prevention of a number of diseases, among others.
Trials along these same lines done with flax seed reduced egg production, while those done with fish oil produced a fishy flavor in eggs; neither problem was an issue in the chia seed research.
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