Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds
Both chia seeds and flax seeds top the list of superfoods as both are loaded with nutrients for your body and brain. They are both easy to add to your salads or smoothies for a nutritional punch but is one better than the other? Let’s compare.
|Chia Seeds/2 Tbsp.||Flax Seeds/2 Tbsp|
|Omega 3 (EFA)||5,000mg||2,700mg|
|Taste||Faintly nutty/ Earthy||Whole grain/Nutty|
|Storage||Keep for 2 years||Spoil quickly|
|Versatility||Don’t need to grind||Must grind|
Other good sources of 13% RDA
Calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium
Zinc, magnesium, copper, 15% RDA B1
More antioxidants than blueberries more lignans
Depending on what source you check out, either could win out.
If you had to choose based on the above comparison, it looks like chia seeds win out, but not by a landslide.
So I recommend, use both.
Each have their own nutritional benefits and are an easy addition to your healthy diet where variety is key. They are found at your health food store or health aisle in the supermarket.