Chia

Chia1Chia seed contains a high percentage of dietary fiber (38%) and a high content of antioxidants, the most important chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, quercetin and kaempferol.

The seed is characterized by:

  • Being a good source of B vitamins (niacin, thiamin and folic acid) complex and contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper;
  • Having very low sodium content;
  • Having the ability to absorb a significant amount of water
  • Being gluten free.

Chia contains:

  • 19-23% of protein, an amount larger than traditional grains such as wheat (13.7%), corn (9.4%), rice (6.5%), oats (16.9%) and barley (12.5%);
  • 29-33% oil, which has the highest percentage known of alphalinolenic fatty acid (62-64%), fatty acid family of omega-3.

 

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