Nutritional content of Equinexia

 Chia is an oil seed, different from comparable oil plants in its fat content: two-thirds of Chia oil are Omega-3 essential fatty acids (polyunsaturated) while only 10 % are saturated fatty acids.  It is then indicated to balance the fatty acids content of a diet, particularly if the source of fat is rich in Omega-6 fatty acids.

 

                     

                          
NUTRIENT UNIT per 100 g.
Calories Kcal 330
Protein g

20.7

Total fat g 32.8
   Fatty Acids    
           Monounsaturated       g 2.2
           Saturated g 3.2
           Polyunsaturated g 27.2
                 Omega-3 g 21
                 Omega-6 g 6.2
           Trans g 0
Cholesterol mg 0
Carbohydrates g 1.0
Total Dietary Fibre g 41.2
        Soluble g 5.3
        Insoluble g 35.9
Minerals    
        Calcium mg 714
        Potassium mg 700
        Magnesium mg 390
        Phosphorus mg 1067
        Iron mg 16.4
        Sodium mg 2.1
Vitamins    
        Niacine (B3) mg 6.13
        Thiamine mg 0.18
        Riboflavin mg 0.04
        Vitamin A IU

44

     
     

Content of Aminoacids

Equinexia has 19 to 23 % protein content - more than that found in traditional cereals such as wheat (13.7 %), corn (9.4 %), rice (6.5 %) or barley (12.5 %). Equinexia shows a higher lysine content than comarable oil seeds.

       
AMINOACID g/16 g N
Aspartic acid 7.36
Threonine 3.23
Serine 4.43
Glutamic acids 13.65
Glycine 4.03
Alanine 4.41
Valine 5.32
Cystine 1.04
Methionine 0.36
Isoleucine 3.35
Leucine 5.99
Tryptophan 1.29
Tyrosine 2.75
Phenylalanine                            4.77
Lysine 3.60
Histidine 2.45
Arginine 8.63
Proline 3.92
   
Total 80.81