Differences Between Salba & Chia Seed

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Differences Between Salba & Chia Seed
Chia comes from the southwestern United States. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Kevin Dooley)

The genus name for chia seed and salba seed is salvia Hispanica or chia salvia Columbariae. Chia seed is the seed that is spread on those cartoon sculptures at Christmastime. They grow to form a head full of chia hair.

Chia & Salba

Sometimes the names chia and salba are used interchangeably to describe the same seed. They both come from the same plant and are full of endurance nutrients, which help curb hunger on long journeys. But there is a difference between chia and salba seeds.

Dark Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are the dark "vhia" seeds that aid in digestion, hydration and healing. They encourage proper elimination and bone growth.

Oil and Oxygen

Chia seeds have many oils that promote cells and organ lubrication and respiration by promoting oxygen transport in the blood.

White Salba Seeds

Salba seeds are the white "chia" seeds. These seeds contain the same nutritional value as chia seeds. Salba seeds seem to have more antioxidants than chia seeds.

Folate Good for Babies

Salba seeds have more folate in them than chia seeds. This is also ideal for pregnant mothers.

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