"Chia seeds", a healthy food on the tongue of foreigners"
In Australia and the United States, there is a kind of food that often appears on your own table. This kind of food is called "chia seeds" English name (chia seeds). In fact, chia seeds planted in Australia and the United States are called "chia seeds". However, this seed is sought after by people in Ogilvy and the United States. Europeans and Americans praise chia seeds as "magicseed strange seeds" and "superfood super food".
So what's so special about this food?
1. Rich in dietary fiber
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) survey, the daily recommended amount of dietary fiber is 20-35g/day. Each 100g of chia seeds contain 30-40g of dietary fiber, which can reach the daily dietary recommendation for adults. Its nutritional content is even higher than flaxseed.
2. Rich in linolenic acid
Linolenic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid and a precursor of omega-3. According to research, chia seeds contain 80.5 per cent of the total fat content of polyunsaturated fatty acids and have a reasonable n-6/n-3 ratio (an imbalance between n-6 and n-3PUFA intake in the human diet can lead to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases).
3. High protein content
The protein content of chia seeds is between 15-23%, and the content has a great relationship with the growth area. Chia seeds have a higher protein content than traditional cereals, wheat, rice, etc. It is worth mentioning that chia seed protein does not contain gluten, so it is a very good source of protein for people with gluten allergy. Chia seeds contain 8 essential amino acids needed by the human body, and the amino acid combination is close to the ideal model of FAO/WHO, and has good nutritional value.
4. Vitamin supplement energy
Chia seeds are an excellent source of B vitamins. Compared with other cereals, niacin (VB3) content is higher than corn, soybean, oat, wheat, etc.
5. Rich in mineral content
Compared with 100g milk, the mineral content of chia seeds contains 6 times of milk in calcium, 11 times of milk in phosphorus and 4 times of milk in potassium. In addition, it also contains iron, zinc and copper. Compared with other grains such as wheat, rice, oats, corn, etc., chia seeds have a calcium content of about 13-354 times, a phosphorus content of about 1-12 times, and a potassium content of 1.6-9 times.
6. Antioxidant substances
Chia seeds contain a variety of antioxidant active substances, the content is more chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid, followed by myricetin, quercetin, kaempferol, tocopherol, etc., these antioxidants interact, making the antioxidant activity of Chia seeds is higher than that of a single VC and VE.
Through the above understanding, we know the reason why chia seeds are sought after by foreigners. chia seeds are rich in so many nutrients, and finally know why they are called "healthy food on the tip of the tongue".