Chia seeds and its nutritional values

Chia being a wholegrain, with a bran, germ and endosperm making it a rich source of fiber, protein, minerals and antioxidants

 

 

chia oil seeds and its nutritional values

In short, the Chia oil seed is the richest crop in respect of Omega 3, protein, fiber and antioxidants. Chia oil seeds is also mentioned in the media as nature's superfood because of these high values in nutrition, essential for a daily healthy diet. The modern lacks these essential fibre, protein, Omega 3 and vitamins and minerals. Consuming Chia seeds means that you cover all these essential nutrients and it is easy to digest in its natural form. To be more specific chia seeds contain:

 

-         37% Fibre

-         20% Omega 3 ALA

-         20% Protein

-         chia seeds is high in antioxidants (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value of 10,000 vitamin E equivalents)

-         chia seeds is also high in Vitamins and Minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium)

-         Chia is a gluten free Wholegrain

 

 

Chia being a wholegrain

Chia is considered to be a wholegrain because it has all the three elements of a grain; the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Over time there is a constant growing amount of evidence that shows that the consumption of wholegrain foods result into a better health. Researches also have shown that consuming wholegrain helps prevent overweight and diseases such as diabetes and heart disease and even a reduced risk of bowel cancer

 

 

The chia bran and in fiber, protein, omega 3, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants

The most important nutrients are found in the bran, which is the outer layer, and this is why wholegrain foods are so important for a healthy diet. The most worth mentioning about Chia seeds being a wholegrain food is that it is not just rich in fibre, protein and Omega 3 but also rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Chia seeds contain a protein which is a complete protein containing all 8 essential amino acids which is rare for a vegetarian source of protein.

 

So, chia is one of the very few wholegrain foods that you are able to eat raw precisely as it is produced on the plant without any alteration such as milling, any kind of processing, removing the husk or cooking.

sauteed zucchini with chia seeds

sautéed zucchini with chia seeds

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panzanella salad with chia seeds

grounded chia seed used flour bread

grounded chia seed used in flour for bread

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