Chia seeds calories and nutrition analyse

Chia seeds: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

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How many calories in chia seeds?

100g of chia seeds have about 486 calories (kcal).

In particular, tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g) have about 49 calories.

It is about 2% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g) is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 0.5 apple
  • 0.5 glass of Coca Cola
  • 0.5 slice of cheese
  • 2.5 cubes of sugar

To burn this calories you need to bike at least 7 minutes, swim for about 6 minutes or run for 5 minutes.

Calories in chia seeds came from protein in 13%, from carbs in 33% and from fat in 54%.

See also: Vitamins and health benefits of chia seeds.

Chia seeds - calories and nutrition per 100g

Calories 486 kcal
Carbs 42.12 gram
Protein 16.54 gram
Fat 30.74 gram

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How many calories in tablespoon, teaspoon, glass of chia seeds?

As I wrote before 100g have 486 calories. It is also easy to count how many calories will be in ie. tablespoon, teaspoon, glass of chia seeds.

  • Tablespoon of chia seeds (10g)49 kcal
  • Teaspoon of chia seeds (5g)24 kcal
  • Glass full of chia seeds (180g)875 kcal
  • 10g of chia seeds49 kcal
  • 20g of chia seeds97 kcal
  • 50g of chia seeds243 kcal
  • 100g of chia seeds486 kcal
  • 200g of chia seeds972 kcal
  • 500g of chia seeds2430 kcal

How much protein in chia seeds?

Chia seeds have 16.54 g protein per 100g.
When you multiplay this value with weight of tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g) you can see that you will get about 1.7 g of protein.

How much carbs in chia seeds?

Chia seeds have 42.12 g carbohydrates per 100g.
In the same way as for protein we can calculate that tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g) has about 4.2 g of carbs.

How much fat in chia seeds?

Chia seeds have 30.74 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g) has about 3.1 g of fat.

Do chia seeds make you fat? Whether it is good to eat chia seeds on diet?

Count of calories in chia seeds is in the middle point in comparsion to other products from seeds category. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific seeds, chia seeds seems to be a 'not bad' choice but you can find something better.

There is a lot of seeds with similar calories count. It can be for example linseed, poppy seed or pumpkin seeds.

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tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g) has:

49kcal For burning these calories you have to:
Bike 7 min. Bike
Horse ride 9 min. Horse ride
Play tennis 5 min. Tennis
Run 5 min. Run
Swim 6 min. Swim
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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