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Linda Barrett is a master baker and health enthusiast who rediscoverd the chia seed as a food source more than 20 years ago. She has been a passionate advocate for developing Chia seed agriculture and incorporating Chia into our nutrition.  Linda  offers consultation on Chia recipe development to companies who want to use Chia to optimize the nutritional value of their baked products.

USDA Nutritional Profile of Chia Seed


 

Nutrient data for 12006, Seeds, chia seeds, dried

Note: 10.2 grams = Approximately 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds, dried

Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion

Help
Nutrient Unit
Value per 10.2g
 
oz 
28.35g
Proximates
Water g 0.59 1.64
Energy kcal 50 138
Protein g 1.69 4.69
Total lipid (fat) g 3.14 8.71
Carbohydrate, by difference g 4.30 11.94
Fiber, total dietary g 3.5 9.8
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 64 179
Iron, Fe mg 0.79 2.19
Magnesium, Mg mg 34 95
Phosphorus, P mg 88 244
Potassium, K mg 42 115
Sodium, Na mg 2 5
Zinc, Zn mg 0.47 1.30
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.2 0.5
Thiamin mg 0.063 0.176
Riboflavin mg 0.017 0.048
Niacin mg 0.901 2.503
Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 0.00
Vitamin A, IU IU 6 15
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.05 0.14
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.340 0.944
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.236 0.655
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 2.414 6.709
Cholesterol mg 0 0