Potential Health Benefits of Biologically Active Peptides Derived from Underutilized Grains: Recent Advances in their Isolation, Identification, Bioactivity and Molecular Analysis

Biologically Active Peptides from Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seed

Author(s): Gislane Briceño-Islas and Judith E. Urías-Silvas * .

Pp: 205-220 (16)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815123340123040016

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) is rich in nutraceutical compounds with multiple benefits for human health and with great potential for its use in food. Interest in the study of this seed has been increasing year by year. Currently, studies have been based on the beneficial potential of chia proteins as a low-cost source of vegetable protein. Meanwhile, other studies have been based on the residual use of chia cake, a residue from the extraction of the chia oil industry. Bioactive peptides from chia have been shown to possess the inhibitory potential of molecular targets of hypertension, diabetes, adipogenesis, microbial, cancer, and aging. This chapter aims to provide an overview of chia bioactive peptides and their importance as a seed with high value for its protein content. 

Keywords: α-amylase, α-glucosidase, ACE, Adipogenesis, Anticancer, Antidiabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Antihypertensive, Antiaging, Antioxidant, Bioactivity, Chia seed, DPPIV, Hydrolysis, In vitro, In vivo, In silico, Protein, Peptides, Superfood.

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