Consumption of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) has increased in recent years due to their high content of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. However, these seeds also have a high concentration of essential proteins and amino acids, whose biological role has been correlated to antihypertensive, hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic effects.
Grancieri, M., Martino, H. S. D., & Gonzalez de Mejia, E. (2019). Chia Seed (Salvia hispanica L.) as a Source of Proteins and Bioactive Peptides with Health Benefits: A Review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.