Check Nutritional Value of Chia Seeds



Chia seeds or commonly called Salvia Hispanica, is a plant species belonging to the mint family. Chia seed is a food consumed by the Mayans and Aztecs as an energy enhancer. Chia seeds are often used in foods and beverages because of high nutritional value of Chia seeds.
This plant contains a lot of protein, omega 3 oils and antioxidants that are beneficial to health. In 100 grams of Chia seeds contains 490 calories. Calories can be utilized for the intake enough energy to perform daily activities. Chia seeds can be consumed by people who have problems with blood pressure because it contain no cholesterol.

Nutritional value of chia seeds is composed of 43 grams of carbohydrates with 37 grams of fiber which is very good for digestion. Chia seeds are considered a good source of protein because chia seed also contains 15 grams of protein which includes all the amino acids in 100 grams.
For people who have a risk of heart disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure and arthritis, the seeds are very good because nutritional value of chia seeds has 30 grams of total fat, composed of polyunsaturated fats include omega 3 and 6 so as well to reduce the risk of the disease. 

Chia seeds can help keep your body fit and healthy as it is rich in minerals, namely 160 mg potassium, 631 mg calcium, manganese 2 mg, 3 mg zinc, phosphorus 948 mg, sodium 19 mg, copper 0.1 mg and 1.4 g water. These elements are essential for the body to help maintain a healthy body. Vitamins are contained in Chia seeds including Vitamin B and Vitamin C as antioxidants. Another element that antioxidants can help rid the body of any toxins that we consume them kaempferol, caffeic acid, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid myrecetin.

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