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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.




Chia Seed – Composition
Chia Seed for Human and Animal Nutrition
Omega-3 enriched pork by feeding pigs chia seed
Omega-3 enriched eggs by feeding hens chia seed
Omega-3 enriched chicken meat by feeding broilers chia seed
Omega-3 enriched milk by feeding cows chia seed




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