October 25, 2013 11:14 AM

Cultivars developed at UK make chia a viable crop in Kentucky

No longer relegated to simply sprouting green fuzz on clay Chia Pet statuettes, fully mature chia -- or as it's known in botanical circles, Salvia hispanica -- is in demand as a superfood seed source, packed with possible health benefits and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, insoluble fiber, protein and minerals.

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