Chia Seeds vs Sabja vs Kalonji

Sometimes people often confuse with Chia Seeds, Sabja Seeds and Kalonji. Here we will provide complete information about these.

Chai Seeds and Sabja Seeds are same. Sabja is its common name in India. So we will tell you difference between Chia Seeds and Kalonji.

Chia Seeds vs Kalonji


Chia SeedsKalonji
Scientific NameSalvia hispanicaNigella sativa
Other Common NamesSabja (in India),Fennel Flower Seeds, Onion Seeds, black cumin, Kala Jeera(in India)
Nutrients (per 100g)Calories: 486
Saturated fat: 3.3 g
Sodium: 16 mg
Potassium: 407 mg
Carbohydrate: 42 g
Dietary fiber: 34 g
Protein 17 g
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium
Vitamins: -
Calories: 345
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Sodium: 88 mg
Potassium: 1,694 mg
Carbohydrate: 52 g
Dietary fiber: 40 g
Protein 16 g
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium
Vitamins: C, B-6
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Rich in omega-3 fatty acids which good for Heart health.
Geographical AbundanceMexico, Southwestern United States. Australia is one of the largest producers of Chia.
Smell and TasteUsually tasteless Pungent bitter taste and smell
Misc Features It can absorb more than 12 times its weigh in waterIt acts as a medicine in Ayurvedic and Unani medical practices.
UsageIts used in shakes. (Milk Shake, Mango shake)Used as a spice in Asia. Its used in making Naan and some types of Cheese. 


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