Chia Seed – Research Studies and Technical Information
This part of AZChia’s website is dedicated to providing detailed research information on chia, and hence is primarily intended for those individuals having a technical background. Lets begin with a bit of basic information about chia:
Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber (soluble and insoluble).
The small grayish seeds (click to see them normal size and magnified) can be mixed in water or juice to make a refreshing beverage, sprinkled on cereal or salads, or can be ground and mixed with flour and baked. They have a mild to no flavor.
Chia seed is similar to flaxseed, but does not possess any anti-nutritional compounds found in flax. Here is what some governments say about restricting flaxseed intake, and why the concern.
The other question that often comes up is: “What is the difference between white and black chia seed.” This table gives a comparison between the two seed types.
DETAILED TECHNICAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BELOW
Chia Seed – NUTRITION & COMPOSITION RESEARCH
Chia Seed – PRODUCTION RESEARCH