Each 15 gram (1/2 oz) serving of Omega 3 Chia contains:
Omega 3 fatty acids-equal to 250 grams (9 oz) of salmon
Antioxidants-equal to 15 grams of blueberries
Fiber-equal to 17 grams of bran
Protein-equal to 44 grams of kidney beans
Calcium-equal to 3 oz whole milk
Magnesium-equal to 73 grams of spinich
Iron-equal to 103 grams of spinich
These seeds are perfect for diabetics & people watching or trying to lose weight.
They are also very beneficial to the heart and extremely high in fiber, calcium, high
quality protein, slowly processed carbohydrates, vitamins & minerals and antioxidants.
Chia seed is high in protein, and high in calcium.
5 times the calcium of milk, 631 mg per 100 grams of seed.
Chia seed is also high in protein, with 18 grams per 100 grams of seed.
The optimum ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 should be 3:1.
Chia seed provides that ratio.
Chia seed is hydrophilic. Absorbing up to 14 times (Mix @ 9-10 times) its weight in water.
This helps extend energy and endurance.
Chia seed is rich in antioxidant oils.
Chia contains chlorogenic acid, and caffeic acid as well as myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol flavonols.
These compounds are both primary and synergistic antioxidants and contribute in a major way to the strong antioxidant activity of chia.
Chia seed is also low in sodium, only 19 mg per 100 grams.