Welcome to our YouTube Channel “Everyday Life”. we are here with a new interesting information. Our Today’s information is on “What is the difference between Chia Seeds and Flax seeds?” Well, these two seeds are totally different from each other. There is no similarity in taste and appearance. But both seeds are full of nutrients. So we thought we should share some information on these seeds. So Let’s start with our first seed that is Chia Seeds See, these tiny little seeds in front of you are chia seeds. I have put this kidney bean so that you can assume how tiny these are. It has very unique colour –combination of white, brown and gray. Chia seeds are very nutritious. In recent past Chia seeds has started gaining popularity in India, although it is quite popular throughout world. Now it is available in all health store, departmental store and Online. Chia seeds are very tiny seeds. If you observe it carefully under microscope you will find it close to riverside stones (roundish in shape) Chia seeds Initially used by Aztec warrior as an energy booster. As I told you earlier it is very nutritious. and its botanical name is Salvia hispanica Now, it is also cultivated in South America for commercial purpose. Chia seeds are full of Protein, Omega 3 and Fibre It has very good amount of B Complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, zinc and phosphorus. You can have it as raw. You can also consume it with your breakfast cereals or roast it and have it or use it in multi grain Dalia these seeds are hydrophilic seeds that means it can absorb a lot of water, almost 12 times of its size, when soaked in water Hence, it is also used in making pudding and drinks. You can also consume it the way you like. You can also put roasted chia seeds in your panjiri ladoo. So you also add chia seeds in your drinks and Faluda. As chia seeds don’t have any flavour that makes it ideal for mixing in sweet or savory desserts or food. Hence, it is very popular throughout world. It is ideal substitute for eggs – normally people replace egg with chia seeds soaked in water. Chia seeds are very beneficial to get relief from joint pain and joint inflammation. It is ideal for reducing blood cholesterol level. It is also used as energy booster. It is ideal for children who are athletes or involved in sport activities. Regular consumption of chia seeds enhances their performances. It also support digestion. Chia seeds are easily available in the market and 100 gm chia seeds are available in between Rs 100 to 200/- . Chia seeds has very long shelf life. So you can keep it safely in your house without any trouble of getting spoiled. Now, Flax seeds. Please observe seeds carefully-these are chocolaty coloured seeds. Observe, the seeds close to Kidney bean. You will get the idea how small or big these seeds are. Flax seeds is also known as Alsi in Hindi and Linseed in English. Botanical name of Flax is Linum usitatissimum. Flax seeds are very bright; here it is chocolaty brown in colour whereas golden coloured flax is also available. It was identified as wild crop around 8000 BCE,. It had been used for bread making around 1000 BCE in Greece. It is fairly old crop cultivated and used by human beings. Flax plant is very adaptive plant- it can easily grow in cold and warm climate. So, it is very valuable plant. Flax seeds are full of nutrition. Flax has omega 3 fatty acid that has been considered to have anti-inflammatory properties it has been said that all ailments originate in the body due to cellular level inflammation. Flax seeds help to reduce bodily inflammation. Flax has very good amount of Nutritions. That is why we are comparing Flax seeds with Chia seeds. But it has one more phytochemical known as lignin that makes it seeds with anti-cancerous properties. So, you can consider it more nutritious than chia seeds in couple of areas. How to use it – Roast it and munch it. Roast, Grind it and used in stuffing of your roti. Mixed it in your multi-grain dalia. Roast it and make a laddu As per researchers – Grind it before consuming because unbroken flax can easily pass through your system without getting absorbed due to its outer shell. Flax has nutty flavour. that’s why it is ideal for making multi-grain breads. Cost of flax is very reasonable. ½ kilo flax has price almost equal to 100 gm chia seeds. Flaxseed is available in local stores, departmental store and online store. Flaxseed oil is also available in the market. People consume it for its health benefit. So, this is all for today about Chia Seeds and Flaxseeds. There is one interesting fact about chia seeds that Chia seeds were integral part of religious ceremony of Aztec people. That means it had religious importance too. Chia seeds and flaxseed, both are very high in nutrition. You can easily include these in your Everyday Life. Chia seeds don’t have any strong flavour so include in your recipe without comprising the taste of the dish. And If you like nutty flavour, please add flax in your diet. And I hope, our today’s information on chia and flax will be useful for you in your Everyday Life. Thanks for watching and Keep enjoying our Everyday Life.