International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Food Science and Nutrition | India | Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020

Quinoa and Chia Seed: Protein Isolates, Properties, Nutrition and Health benefits

Rohan Thakur | Rashmi Nimbalkar

Abstract: The recent increase in the use of quinoa and chia seeds as a superfood has been seen not only just due to its popularity but also due to its various other nutritional health benefits. Quinoa and chia seeds are widely used food in a vegan diet because of its high protein content and well-balanced amino acid content present in it. This vegetable protein acts as the best replacement for animal protein for human health, animal welfare or religious region. The present review is focused on recent research on vegetable protein. The seeds protein classification and isolation, as well as its various physicochemical and functional properties of protein isolates, have been reported. Quinoa and chia seeds are gluten-free and contain a low concentration of prolamins present in it which makes it suitable for a celiac patient. The consumption of quinoa and chia seeds has been associated with a wide spectrum of benefits due to its high nutritional value which helps to prevent various diseases like immune regulation including prevention of intestinal imbalances and inflammatory disorders.

Keywords: Quinoa, chia seed, vegan diet, vegetable protein, nutritional value

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020,

Pages: 607 - 617

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