The difference between ground flax and chia

By Lisa Tsakos on August 26, 2009

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Q: What is the difference between ground flax seed and ground chia seed? Can I consume then both at the same time? -Cindy

A: Aside from a different ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 and some different forms of fiber (every plant contains a variety of fibers), they are not all that different and their nutritional benefits are quite similar. Flax seed has more soluble fiber; chia has more insoluble fiber. We need both, so it's fine to mix them - I do it all the time. They are both gentle fibers.

By Lisa Tsakos| August 26, 2009
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