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Salvia hispanica L. is a herbacia plant that originates from Mexico and Guatemala, and it is currently known by the popular name of chia. Currently, chia seeds have been considered to be of great importance for human health and nutrition because they have a high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids. They contain the largest known percentage of fatty α-linolenic acid (ALA) in plants-approximately 68%. Furthermore, they are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, calcium,doi:10.4236/ajps.2016.715204 fatcat:3fznh6yk7zh23o6ypapsv6b2p4