How Many Calories in Chia Seeds

admin November 9, 2012 0

There are different varieties of Chia seeds available in the market. The nutritional value and calorie content in each of these is different. The number of calories in a few popular kinds of Chia seeds is mentioned below in detail.

One tablespoon of original raw chia seeds weighing around 15 grams contains a total of 70 calories out of which 41 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in it is 4.5 grams, carbohydrate content in it is 7 grams, dietary fiber content is 6 grams and protein content in it is 3 grams.

Chia Seeds Calories

One oz of dried chia seeds contains a total of 139 calories out of which 53% of the calories come from fat, 36% of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates and the remaining 11% calories come from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of dried chia seeds is 8.72 grams, carbohydrate content in it is 12.43 grams, dietary fiber content is 10.7 grams, protein content in it is 4.43 grams, potassium content is 45 mg and sodium content is 5 mg. 100 grams of dried chia seeds contain 490 calories.

Two tablespoons of ground chia seeds weighing around 12 grams contain 60 calories of which more than half that is 60% of the calories are obtained from fat, 27% of the calories come from carbohydrates and the remaining 13% come from proteins.

Organic chia seeds are also quite nutritious and thus preferred by many. One oz of organic chia seeds available from Nuts Online contain a total of 137 calories out of which 56% of the calories come from fat, 33% calories come from carbohydrates and the remaining 11% calories come from proteins. Organic whole chia seeds are also well liked. 2 tablespoons of organic whole chia seeds available from Navitas Naturals contain 70 calories.

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