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How do chia seeds compare to flax seeds?

Chia Consists of:



37% Dietary Fibre

20% Protein



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?



CHIA

Origin - Salvia plant, of the mint family



DIETARY FIBRE

10.7 grams per ounce



ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACIDS

5.0

grams per ounce



FLAX

Origin - linseed plant



DIETARY FIBRE

5.6 grams per ounce



ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACIDS

4.7 grams per ounce



Chia is higher in calcium and phosphorus

which are key minerals to maintaining healthy bones, kidneys and intestines.

How do chia seeds compare to flax seeds?

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How do chia seeds compare to flax seeds?

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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 ...
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