Chia Consists of:
37% Dietary Fibre
20% Omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
High in antioxidans
(ORAC value of 10,000 vitamin E equivalents)
High in vitamins & minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium)
Unlike flax seeds, chia can be eaten whole and does not need to be ground to obtain the nutrients. Chia also has a higher antioxidant content, which, among other benefits, protects the fatty acids in chia from oxidizing and turning rancid, giving chia a longer shelf life.
How do chia seeds compare to flax seeds?
Origin - Salvia plant, of the mint family
10.7 grams per ounce
grams per ounce
Origin - linseed plant
5.6 grams per ounce
4.7 grams per ounce
Chia is higher in calcium and phosphorus
which are key minerals to maintaining healthy bones, kidneys and intestines.