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?

Chia seeds - calories, kcal

100g of chia seeds have about 486 calories (kcal).
Calories per: ounce | tablespoon | teaspoon | cup | half cup

In particular, tablespoon of chia seeds (15 g) has about 73 calories.

It is about 3% 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 chia seeds is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 1 apple
  • 0.5 glass of Coca Cola (220 ml glass)
  • 0.5 slice of cheese
  • 0.5 slice of bread
  • 0.5 glass of milk
  • 3.5 cubes of sugar

To burn this calories you need to bike at least 10 minutes, swim for about 9 minutes or run for 7 minutes.

Chia seeds: calories and nutrition per 100g (and per ounce)

Calories486kcal/100g(138 kcal/oz)
Carbs42.1g/100g(11.9 g/oz)
Protein16.5g/100g(4.7 g/oz)
Fat30.7g/100g(8.7 g/oz)

Check compares of chia seeds with other products from seeds category:

How many calories in tablespoon, teaspoon, cup or half cup 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, cup or half cup of chia seeds.

  • Tablespoon of chia seeds (15g)73 kcal
  • Teaspoon of chia seeds (5g)24 kcal
  • Cup of chia seeds (172g)836 kcal
  • Half cup of chia seeds (86g)418 kcal
  • Ounce (oz) of chia seeds138 kcal
  • 10g of chia seeds49 kcal
  • 20g of chia seeds97 kcal
  • 50g of chia seeds243 kcal
  • 100g of chia seeds486 kcal

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 (15 g) you can see that you will get about 2.5 g of protein.

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 (15 g) has about 6.3 g of carbs.

Fat in chia seeds

Chia seeds have 30.74 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that tablespoon of chia seeds (15 g) has about 4.6 g of fat.

Chia seeds - caloies, wieght

tablespoon of chia seeds (15 g) has:

73kcalFor burning these calories you have to:
Bike10 min.Bike
Horse ride13 min.Horse ride
Play tennis7 min.Tennis
Run7 min.Run
Swim9 min.Swim
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chia seeds - vitamins per 100g

  • Vitaminium A54 IU
  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.62 mg
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.17 mg
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)8.83 mg
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)49 mcg
  • Vitaminium C1.6 mg
  • Vitaminium E0.5 mg

Energy content of chia seeds

  • 33% CARBS
  • 13% PROTEIN
  • 54% FAT

chia seeds - minerals per 100g

  • Potassium407 mg
  • Phosphorus860 mg
  • Magnessium335 mg
  • Calcium631 mg
  • Sodium16 mg
  • Iron7.72 mg
  • Zink4.58 mg

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.

Interesting charts - compare chia seeds with other seeds

When you look at charts below you will see how chia seeds look like in comparsion to other products from its category. When you click on selected product you will se detailed comparsion.

Linseed (0.6) more...Flaxseed (0.6) more...Poppy seed (1) more...Sunflower (1.4) more...Chia seeds (1.6) more...Pumpkin seeds (1.9) more...Pepitas (1.9) more...Chickpeas (4) more...
Vitamin C In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Pumpkin seeds (6) more...Pepitas (6) more...Amaranth (6.7) more...Quinoa (7) more...Sunflower (8.6) more...Sesame (11.8) more...Chickpeas (12.2) more...Poppy seed (19.5) more...Linseed (27.3) more...Flaxseed (27.3) more...Chia seeds (34.4) more...
Fiber In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Chickpeas (6.04) more...Quinoa (6.07) more...Amaranth (8) more...Chia seeds (30.74) more...Poppy seed (41.56) more...Linseed (42.16) more...Flaxseed (42.16) more...Pumpkin seeds (49.05) more...Pepitas (49.05) more...Sesame (49.67) more...Sunflower (51.46) more...
Fat In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Chickpeas (4.31) more...Quinoa (4.57) more...Sunflower (5.25) more...Linseed (5.73) more...Flaxseed (5.73) more...Amaranth (7.6) more...Chia seeds (7.72) more...Pumpkin seeds (8.82) more...Pepitas (8.82) more...Poppy seed (9.76) more...Sesame (14.55) more...
Iron In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Chickpeas (79) more...Quinoa (197) more...Amaranth (248) more...Sunflower (325) more...Chia seeds (335) more...Poppy seed (347) more...Sesame (351) more...Linseed (392) more...Flaxseed (392) more...Pumpkin seeds (592) more...Pepitas (592) more...
Magnesium In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Chickpeas (9) more...Quinoa (457) more...Amaranth (557) more...Sesame (629) more...Sunflower (660) more...Chia seeds (860) more...Poppy seed (870) more...Pumpkin seeds (1233) more...
Phosphorus In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Chia seeds (407) more...Sesame (468) more...Amaranth (508) more...Quinoa (563) more...Sunflower (645) more...Chickpeas (718) more...Poppy seed (719) more...Pumpkin seeds (809) more...Pepitas (809) more...Linseed (813) more...Flaxseed (813) more...
Potassium In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Quinoa (14.12) more...Chia seeds (16.54) more...Amaranth (17) more...Sesame (17.73) more...Poppy seed (17.99) more...Flaxseed (18.29) more...Linseed (18.3) more...Chickpeas (20.47) more...Sunflower (20.78) more...Pumpkin seeds (30.23) more...Pepitas (30.23) more...
Protein In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Amaranth (0.01) more...Quinoa (5) more...Pumpkin seeds (7) more...Pepitas (7) more...Sunflower (9) more...Sesame (11) more...Chia seeds (16) more...Chickpeas (24) more...Poppy seed (26) more...Linseed (30) more...Flaxseed (30) more...
Sodium In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Pumpkin seeds (0.273) more...Pepitas (0.273) more...Quinoa (0.36) more...Chickpeas (0.477) more...Chia seeds (0.62) more...Sesame (0.791) more...Poppy seed (0.854) more...Sunflower (1.48) more...Linseed (1.64) more...Flaxseed (1.644) more...
Vitamin B1 In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Poppy seed (0.1) more...Pumpkin seeds (0.153) more...Pepitas (0.153) more...Linseed (0.161) more...Flaxseed (0.161) more...Chia seeds (0.17) more...Chickpeas (0.212) more...Sesame (0.247) more...Quinoa (0.318) more...Sunflower (0.355) more...
Vitamin B2 In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Poppy seed (0.896) more...Quinoa (1.52) more...Chickpeas (1.541) more...Linseed (3.08) more...Flaxseed (3.08) more...Sesame (4.515) more...Pumpkin seeds (4.987) more...Pepitas (4.987) more...Sunflower (8.335) more...Chia seeds (8.83) more...
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Pepitas (0.058) more...Flaxseed (0.087) more...Chickpeas (0.557) more...Chia seeds (49) more...Pumpkin seeds (58) more...Poppy seed (82) more...Linseed (87) more...Sesame (97) more...Quinoa (184) more...Sunflower (227) more...
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Sesame (0.25) more...Flaxseed (0.31) more...Chia seeds (0.5) more...Chickpeas (0.82) more...Poppy seed (1.77) more...Pepitas (2.18) more...Quinoa (2.44) more...Linseed (19.95) more...Pumpkin seeds (35.1) more...Sunflower (35.17) more...
Vitamin E In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Amaranth (2.9) more...Quinoa (3.1) more...Linseed (4.34) more...Chia seeds (4.58) more...Sunflower (5) more...Sesame (7.75) more...Pumpkin seeds (7.81) more...Poppy seed (7.9) more...Chickpeas (9) more...
Zinc In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Pumpkin seeds (10.71) more...Pepitas (10.71) more...Sunflower (20) more...Sesame (23.45) more...Poppy seed (28.13) more...Linseed (28.8) more...Flaxseed (28.88) more...Chia seeds (42.12) more...Chickpeas (62.95) more...Quinoa (64.16) more...Amaranth (67) more...
Carbohydrates In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Quinoa (368) more...Chickpeas (378) more...Amaranth (409) more...Chia seeds (486) more...Poppy seed (525) more...Linseed (534) more...Flaxseed (534) more...Pumpkin seeds (559) more...Pepitas (559) more...Sesame (573) more...Sunflower (584) more...
Calories In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Pumpkin seeds (46) more...Pepitas (46) more...Quinoa (47) more...Chickpeas (57) more...Sunflower (78) more...Amaranth (159) more...Linseed (255) more...Flaxseed (255) more...Chia seeds (631) more...Sesame (975) more...Poppy seed (1438) more...
Calcium In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
Sesame (9) more...Quinoa (14) more...Pumpkin seeds (16) more...Pepitas (16) more...Sunflower (50) more...Chia seeds (54) more...Chickpeas (67) more...
Vitamin A In Chia Seeds Based On Seeds Category
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