Chia seeds - calories, weight

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How much calories in chia seeds?

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

In particular, tablespoon (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 (10 g) is similar to calories amount from 0.5 apples, 0.5 glasses of Coca Cola, 0.5 slices of cheese, 2.5 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: Nutrition, vitamins and health benefits of chia seeds.

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

chia seeds - calories table

  • Tablespoon of chia seeds (10g)49 kcal
  • Teaspoon ofchia 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

Chia seeds - kalorie i makroskładniki w 100g

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

How much do chia seeds weight?

Tablespoon of chia seeds weights about 10g.
Teaspoon of chia seeds weights about 5g.
Glass of chia seeds weights about 180g.

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

Count of calories in chia seeds is in 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 (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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