Salba, trade name for a type of chia seeds and hemp seeds are two types of grains, each revered for its health benefits. Sometimes touted as a more favorable alternative to conventional health supplements like flaxseed and fish oil, Salba and hemp can be both eaten as seeds, made into oils or ground and put in recipes to boost the nutritional content of food.
Benefits of Salba
Salba is made from the seeds of Salvia hispanica plant. It is high in calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, and also contains zinc, vitamins B and A, and omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. It is also rich in dietary fiber, making Salba a good digestive aid. Consumer Salba can slow metabolizing carbohydrates, which is beneficial for diabetics.
Benefits of Hemp Seed
While hemp seeds are seeds of the plant cannabis sativa, they contain none of the psychoactive properties of marijuana. Instead hemp seeds are high in nutrient-over half of the nutrients found in hemp seeds are nutrients considered essential for life. Hemp seeds are high in protein, and, as Salba contains omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. It is often praised for its desirable ratio of omega-6 and omega-3, which experts have concluded should ideally be 4:01, and that the hemp seed is about 3. 4: 1.
One of the mainly touted the benefits of both Salba and hemp seed is their generous concentrations of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids. These concentrations are very similar for the two seeds: Salba manage in omega-3 by 2. 5 grams per serving, while hemp seeds contain more omega-6 and omega-9 per serving
Salba is unique in its ability to influence the process of metabolizing carbohydrates. . It also has low-calorie advantage : It contains 46 calories per serving to 64 for hemp seed
Hemp seeds contain significantly more iron and protein than Salba, and its total fat content is also lower. Despite slight differences of this kind, it is undeniable that both seeds boast impressive health benefits.