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Salvia hispanica L By David Betancur-Ancona

Salvia hispanica L by David Betancur-Ancona

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Salvia hispanica L: Properties, Applications & Health by David Betancur-Ancona

Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is an annual herbaceous plant belonging to this taxonomic hierarchy. This book explores a range of topics related to this plant and their nutritional components. The chapters to this volume provide a survey of chemical composition, functional properties, and its impact on human health, but also the opportunities for chia as an ingredient to be incorporated into foods for the benefit of consumers. The topics include: Plant history & agronomy; Chemical composition of Chia (Salvia hispanica); Nutritional value of chia seeds; Composition of fatty acid of chia oil; Fatty acids 3 & 6 in chia oil; Chia seeds as source of dietary fibre; Physicochemical properties of chia gums; Biological value of chia proteins; Chemical & functional characteristics of chia proteins; Biological properties of chia; Some pharmacology studies; Health aspects of chia; Experimental & industrial application of chia: Encapsulation & film properties; Prospective utilisation of chia in functional foods. The contributors to this volume provide valuable information about Salvia hispanica. The biofunctional, technofunctional potential and health implications of consumers are presented in this book.

About David Betancur-Ancona

David Betancur-Ancona is Professor and Researcher of Food Science and technology in Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Autonomous University of Yucatan in Mexico. He is received in Graduate in Biochemical Engineering, MSc in Food Science and Technology and PhD in Food Sciences. He is National Researcher Level III (2014-2017) of the National System of Researchers. He is responsible and contributor of research projects and author of indexed articles, books, and book chapters. Advisor of undergraduate and graduate thesis. Since 2000, he has collaborated with national and international networks to develop multidisciplinary research projects.

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Salvia hispanica L: Properties, Applications & Health by David Betancur-Ancona
Nova Science Publishers Inc
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