Chia seeds compared with flax seeds

Chia Seeds and flax seeds compared on nutrition facts

 

chia seeds compared to flax seeds

Chia seeds are by all odds the most effective source of fiber, antioxidant, omega 3, omega 6 fats and also protein for sale on the marketplace. Chia seeds are frequently compared to flax seeds because their nutritional properties are rather alike. Moreover, contrary to flax seeds, chia seeds do not call for to be grounded and they don't contain the risk to go rancid while the flax seeds do go rancid. Essentially, chia seeds have a longer shelf life as well. We believe that the chia seeds sooner or later are going to replace the flax seeds due to their superior qualities. For example, Chia seeds have 2 times the amount of potassium as bananas and have 3 times the amount of antioxidants that blueberries have.

 

Flax seeds came into the nutritional scene a couple of years ago and currently you are able to find them anywhere, for example in bread, simple grounded flour and cereals. Nowadays chia seeds is the actual star getting each and every time more popular. They have been studied for its effects on diabetes, heart health and weight loss. The question is, is it better to use chia seeds or flax seeds? Please see the nutritional comparison between the two seeds below. All nutritional data is based on 1 ounce (28 grams) of dried seeds.

 

2 tablespoon chia seeds vs 2 tablespoon flax seeds,

nutrition facts

 

chia

flax seeds

Calories

69

 75

Fat

4.4

 6

Protein

2.3gr

 2.6g

Carbs

6gr

 4g

Fibers

20%

 15% rda

Calcium

9rda

 4% rda

Phosphorous (strong skeleton)

12rda

 9%rda

Magnesium (cancer fighter)

12%

 14% rda

Potassium

2%

 3%

Vitamin B1 (brain booster)

6%

 15% rda

Folate (female friendly folate)

2%

 3%rda

Copper (tissue protective)

7%

 9% rda

Omega

3gr

 4g

Selenium (lower risk of heart disease and cancer)

11rda

 5% rda

 

so what’s the final verdict: both chia and flax seeds contain different types of antioxidants so it's recommended mix both seeds. But if we really have to choose, flax seeds is definitely worth eating but chia seeds win the contest thanks to its higher numbers for calcium, phosphorus and fiber and especially because it's a complete protein. Check here for chia seeds compared to sunflower seeds.

 

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