So what are black chia seeds? What is the difference between them and white chia seeds? When it comes to having a nutritious and healthy diet you can turn to chia seeds for help. They are the wonder food that gives you a rich source of vitamins and high Omega-3 acids. They are rich in fiber, protein, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. In fact, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20 of 2007, chia is 16 percent protein, 31 percent fat and 44 percent carbohydrate in which 38 per cent is fiber. They are also very beneficial in converting carbohydrates into sugars. With the help of chia seeds you can successfully shed off those extra pounds without starving yourself. Chia seeds are in fact an inexpensive and nutritious way to lose weight. They can be used in many recipes and they are very versatile too. They can be used as a gel or just eaten wholly.
There are two types of chia that are available in the market and they are a variation of the mint plant. Both these types yield tiny and healthy seeds. These different colors of seeds have different nutritional values. Those chia plants that have purple flowers yield brown seeds and they are called Black Chia. Each seed is a variety of different colors of brown and they are stuck together in a unique pattern. Those plants with white flowers produce white seeds and they are a marbled mixture of white, gray and yellow. Both these chia seeds do not have flavor of their own and can be used in food preparations and recipes with equal élan.
The black chia seeds are pretty similar when it comes to the nutritional value of the seeds. They are more in fiber than the white chia seeds but less in protein. They are a rich source of wholesome food and you can get them from both local and online stores. They are nature’s richest source of Omega 3 acids and fiber. The fiber that these seeds boost of is soluble fiber. Black chia seeds should be inculcated in your diet as they are deemed to be “superfood”. They are not very costly and you can order them in large bulks too. You can get them as whole seeds or ground them. If you want to you can also make cereals and other recipes from them. If cooking is not your forte you can get ready made black chia seed preparations from the market too without hassles.