and of the seeds. Klason lignin is

and insoluble dietary fiber were 6.

84 and 34.9g/100g for Jalisco seeds while it was 6.16 and 32.87 g/100 g for Sinaloa seeds. IDF to SDF ratio gives insights to the nutritional and physiological effect of it on the people taking it in their diets.

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The American Dietetic Association have implied fiber consumption level around 25-30 g/day for the adults, which accounts for Insoluble dietary fibre to the Soluble dietary fibre ratio of 3 to 1 (Sánchez-Alonso et al, 2000). IDF to SDF ratio was found to be dominant for chia from Jalisco as well as for chia obtained from Sinaloa, the Insoluble dietary fibre was found to be higher for each of the seeds. Klason lignin is the main component of the Insoluble dietary fibre which accounts for 39-41% of the total dietary fiber. It has shown to have protective effects towards the unsaturated fatty acids existing in chia seeds as it helps in developing a durable and resistant structure. The Insoluble dietary fibre fraction showed to have cellulose, hemicellulose as well as neutral sugar cellulose.

The hypo-cholestremic effect is depicted by the lignin present in the chia seeds that is related with fiber intake. The presence of IDF/SDF ratio indicates that the seeds can also be beneficial from a nutritional and fitness viewpoint


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