CHIA SEEDS

 

CHIA SEEDS WHITE OR BLACK COMPARE!

Is there a difference between white and black chia seeds?

There is no difference between the seeds other than the color. Our seeds are a mixture of the two colors.
Check out the USDA's web site at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

Chia seeds are both black and white in color. The nutrition is the same in both "colors" of seeds. If you plant only the white seeds you will produce white chia or planting black will only produce black.
The biggest difference is the growing area and the climate differences.

If you compare the two seeds (analses completed by an ISO 9000 certified laboratory) the average for white chia seeds are 16.5% protein, 32.6% lipids and for the black chia seeds 16.9% protein, 32.4%lipids.

 

HERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. COATES FROM NATURAL NEWS.

Black and White Chia Seeds

Fred: I notice both black chia seeds and white chia seeds. What is the difference?

Dr. Coates: There is no major difference between black chia seeds and white chia seeds.

Fred: White seeds are popular. I have read claims that white seeds are nutritionally superior to black seeds. Some white seeds apparently have pending patents.

Dr. Coates: If you look at the research, the white seed simply is the white seed. It is the same as any other white. It all started in the same place. So not only is there no difference between black chia seeds and white chia seeds, but also there are no major differences among white chia seeds either. Regarding patents, I do not know how a patent could be pending.

Fred: If you tested white chia seeds and some patent-pending white seeds, there would be no major nutritional difference?

Dr. Coates: That is right. There would be no difference.

It would, of course, depend on the factors you test. There would be very minor differences. These differences would depend far more upon where the seeds were grown than upon the color of the seeds themselves.

 

Nutritional Info  Serving Size 1oz                 

Black Chia
Dried

White Chia
Dried

 


Grams per Day

Mostly black chia seeds some
white chia seeds

Mostly white with some brown  chia seeds

 

Cholesterol

0

0

 

Protein

4.4

4.4

 

Dietary Fiber

5.52

5.52

 

Total Carbs

12.4

12.4