Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 130–136 | Cite as

Chia Oil Extraction Coproduct as a Potential New Ingredient for the Food Industry: Chemical, Physicochemical, Techno-Functional and Antioxidant Properties

  • Juana Fernández-López
  • Raquel Lucas-González
  • Manuel Viuda-Martos
  • Estrella Sayas-Barberá
  • José Angel Pérez-Alvarez
Original Paper


The aim of this work was to characterize the coproduct obtained from chia oil production (cold-pressing) with a view to its possible application in new food product development. For this characterization, the following determinations were made: proximate composition, physicochemical analysis, techno-functional properties, total phenolic and flavonoid content, polyphenolic profile and antioxidant capacity (using four different methods). Chia coproduct showed significantly higher levels of proteins and total dietary fiber and lower levels of fats than chia seeds, pointing to the promising nature of this coproduct as an ingredient of food formulations since it remains a source of high biological value proteins and total dietary fiber (as chia seeds themselves) but with a lower energy value. This chia coproduct presents similar techno-functional properties to the original chia seeds and significantly higher levels of polyphenolic compounds and, consequently, higher antioxidant activity.


Chia coproduct Polyphenolic compounds Antioxidant Techno-functional properties 



This research was supported by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO) of Spain through the project: GL2016-75687- C2-2- R (AEI/FEDER, UE).

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest and that this article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IPOA Research Group (UMH-1 and REVIV-Generalitat Valenciana), Agro-Food Technology Department, Escuela Politécnica Superior de OrihuelaMiguel Hernández UniversityAlicanteSpain

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