Chia seeds vs flax seeds. Which one’s best?

Both chia seeds and flax seeds top the list of superfoods. 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
Calories12280
Protein4g3g
Complete Protein?YesNo
Fiber6.9g4g
Omega 3 (EFA)5,000mg2,700mg
TasteFaintly nutty/ EarthyWhole grain/Nutty
Storage Keep for 2 yearsSpoil quickly
VersatilityDon’t need to grindMust grind
GlutenGluten-freeGluten-free

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. Use both. Each have their own nutritional benefits and are an easy addition to your healthy diet where variety is key.

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