CHIA Seed Component Comparisons by growing location - sorted by increasing omega3 content
Component unit Maximum Average
value
protein % 25.2 17.4 19.3 24.7 24.8 20.9 18.7 22.1 25.2 21.9 19.9 19.3 20.5 20.5 19.9 18.9 19.8 21.6 19.2 17 23.1 17.6 16.3 17.5 20.3
 
SAT fatty acids g/100g 3.58 2.84 2.53 3.16 3.25 3.24 3.09 3.01 3.26 3.35 3.11 3.24 3.04 3.5 3.58 3.55 3.23 3.32 3.36 3.32 3.57 3.47 3.27 2.95 3.2
MONO fatty acids g/100g 2.77 2.08 1.88 2.34 2.4 2.57 1.73 2.1 2.38 2.52 2.27 1.85 2.22 2.67 2.77 2.62 1.85 2.24 2.54 2.45 2.45 2.45 2.35 2.41 2.3
POLY fatty acids g/100g 26 16.9 17.7 21.3 21.3 21.4 20.8 21.6 22.2 22.5 20.8 22.3 21.2 23.3 23.8 23 22.7 24.4 24 24.5 26 23.5 24.1 24.4 22.3
Total fatty acids g/100g 32.1 22.9 23.1 26.8 26.95 28.7 25.62 26.71 27.84 28.37 27.5 27.39 27.7 31.1 31.7 29.17 27.78 29.96 31.3 32.1 32.02 30.9 31.1 31.3 28.6
 
Insoluble fiber % 50.7 50.7 46.1 23.5 32.9 33.9 40.9 33.5 31.6 22.6 38.2 37.5 37.2 33.1 34.1 35.6 23.9 30.6 33.3 34.7 27.6 40.7 31.9 37.2 34.4
Soluble fiber % 7.2 1.6 2.4 3.0 2.8 3.4 3.4 4.9 2.5 2.7 2.7 4.6 6.8 3.8 2.8 4.6 2.6 2.7 7.2 2.6 1.5 2.5 5.7 2.8 3.5
 
Palmitic % 8.12 8.12 7.38 7.46 7.54 7.53 7.74 7.05 7.32 7.32 7.46 7.59 7.48 7.42 7.46 7.6 7.55 7.26 7.27 7 7.28 7.45 7.11 5.79 7.4
Stearic % 3.78 3.78 3.33 3.5 3.53 3.56 3.38 3.27 3.44 3.68 3.35 3.23 3.34 3.72 3.63 3.54 3.21 3.24 3.46 3.04 3.3 3.36 3.15 3.21 3.4
Oleic % 8.08 7.72 7.09 7.24 7.3 8.08 5.3 6.36 7.08 7.44 7.1 5.28 6.66 7.72 7.87 7.44 5.2 6.23 7.11 6.79 6.42 6.72 6.59 6.67 6.8
Linoleic % 23.1 16.2 16.3 20.5 20.6 23.1 16.9 19 20.1 19.5 16.1 17 16.7 21.5 22 16.7 16.8 19.3 20.8 21.3 19.3 15.9 15.4 16.7 18.6
Linolenic % 65.8 61.4 63.6 58.6 58.3 55 63.8 61.5 59.1 59.4 63.5 64.2 63.8 57 56.2 61.1 64.6 61.3 58.7 58.9 61 64.2 65.8 65.4 61.1
 
Palmitic g/100g 2.4 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.8 2.1
Stearic g/100g 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Oleic g/100g 2.5 1.8 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.4 1.8 2.4 2.5 2.2 1.4 1.9 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0
Linoleic g/100g 7.0 3.7 3.8 5.5 5.6 6.6 4.3 5.1 5.6 5.5 4.4 4.7 4.6 6.7 7.0 4.9 4.7 5.8 6.5 6.8 6.2 4.9 4.8 5.2 5.3
Linolenic g/100g 20.5 14.1 14.7 15.7 15.7 15.8 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.9 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.7 17.8 17.8 17.9 18.4 18.4 18.9 19.5 19.8 20.5 20.5 17.5
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