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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Determination of physicochemical properties of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.)

Author(s):

Kulkarni AT, Agarkar BS, Sawate AR and Kshirsagar RB

Abstract:
The present study was conducted to determine the physicochemical properties of chia seeds. The results of the investigation indicate that the color of the chia seeds is blackish brown, the mean length, width, thickness, geometric mean diameter, surface area, sphericity, porosity, aspect ratio, 1000 seed weight of the chia seeds were 2.12 mm, 1.31 mm, 0.82mm, 1.32 mm, 5.41 mm2, 64.2%, 28.4%, 62.5, 1.384 gm respectively. The chemical and mineral content of the chia seeds was determined. The results show that the moisture content, total fat, total carbohydrate, total protein, total ash and crude fiber were 6.93%, 30.52%, 41.68%, 16.49%, 4.38% and 21.1% respectively. The iron and zinc content are 99.72 and 52.44 mg/1000 gm respectively. Copper and manganese are present in small amount.

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How to cite this article:
Kulkarni AT, Agarkar BS, Sawate AR and Kshirsagar RB. Determination of physicochemical properties of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):1858-1861.

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