Updated: Mar 22, 2020
Have you ever thought both Chia and Sabja seeds were the same? Many of us have a confusion about this. You might have seen in most of our supermarkets selling Sabja seeds in the name of chia seeds. But in reality, both seeds are different, continue reading to know how both differ...
There are a lot of differences between chia and sabja seeds. I’m listing down a few differences between these two seeds.
1. COLOUR :
Sabja seeds are Dark Black in color, while Chia seeds usually have a mixture of Brown, white, black and grey seeds.
Chia seeds are oval in shape, while Sabja seeds are elliptical, like tiny grains of rice.
3. WHEN SOAKED IN WATER:
Chia seeds take time to absorb water, whereas sabja seeds only take seconds to absorb water.
4. WAY OF CONSUMPTION:
Chia seeds do not have any taste of their own and can easily be incorporated into any kind of dish, while Sabja seeds have a mild flavor of basil and so it can be used only in drinks and desserts.
Chia seeds can be consumed either soaked or in raw form but, sabja seeds can be only consumed after soaking.
5. NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS:
Both seeds offer certain nutritional benefits. Specifically, chia seeds have plenty of antioxidants, fiber, calcium, protein, omega 3 fatty acids and many other key minerals. Sabja seeds contain plenty of iron.
6. HEALTH BENEFITS:
Chia seeds help in lowering Triglyceride levels , promotes heart health, stabilizing blood sugar levels, maintains Blood pressure, aids in proper digestion, promotes energy & endurance, helps in weight loss and promotes healthy hair and skin.
Sabja seeds on the other hand, acts as a detoxifying agent and helps to cleanse the blood. It also helps in weight loss, stabilizes blood sugar levels and promotes healthy hair and skin. It acts as a coolant to your body and helps in preventing heat boils during summer and prevents acidity.
So next time when you buy these seeds, have these points in your mind and confirm whether the product you buy is sabja or chia seeds.