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Superfoods – Chia seeds vs Hemp seeds

Although chia seeds look good on paper nutritionally, I am concerned about their digestibility if they have not been soaked for long enough to allow the nutrients to be accessed enough to be digested.  Hemp seeds on the other hand seem to be more readily digestible which made me wonder how do they stack up nutritionally side to side?

                       Hemp Seeds                                     Chia Seeds

                                  Nutritional benefits per 100gms             

Calories:               610                                                      457

Carbohydrates:   5gms                                                   37gms

Sugars:                 1gm                                                       0gms

Protein:                32gms                                                  20.4gms

Fat total:              52gms                                                  30.4gms

Saturated:           4gms                                                    4gms

  • Mono 5gms                                                             3gms
  • Poly 40gms                                                             4gms

Calcium:              60mgs                                                 500mgs

Iron:                     10.4mgs                                                6.4mgs

Potassium:         1200mgs                                              500mgs

Magnesium:      576mgs                                                 290mg

Vitamin E:          560ug                                                  none listed

Folate:                  160ug                                                none listed

Fatty Acid Profile

Omega 3:            10.0g                                                    19.3gms

Omega 6:            29.2g                                                    7.1gms

Omega 9:            5.27g                                                    2011mgs



Acid:                     2.0g                                                     none listed

Interesting statistics, what have I concluded from reviewing these figures?  I think a combination of both would be amazing if you ensure chia seed nutrients can be activated.

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