Chia Seeds vs. Iceberg Lettuce

Nutrition comparison of Chia Seeds and Iceberg Lettuce


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of chia seeds versus iceberg lettuce (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in chia seeds and iceberg lettuce:

  • Chia seed has more thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, however, iceberg lettuce contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Chia seed is an excellent source of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of chia seeds and iceberg lettuce is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Chia Seeds (Seeds, chia seeds, dried) and Iceberg Lettuce (Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Chia seed is high in calories and iceberg lettuce has less calories than chia seed - iceberg lettuce has 14kcal of calories per 100 grams and chia seed has 486kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Chia seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than iceberg lettuce - iceberg lettuce has 1.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and chia seed has 34.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Chia seed has less sugar than iceberg lettuce - iceberg lettuce has 2g of sugar per 100 grams and chia seed does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Chia seed is an excellent source of protein and it has more protein than iceberg lettuce - iceberg lettuce has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and chia seed has 16.5g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Iceberg lettuce has less saturated fat than chia seed - iceberg lettuce has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chia seed has 3.3g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Chia seed has more trans fat than iceberg lettuce - chia seed has 0.14g of trans fat per 100 grams and iceberg lettuce does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Iceberg lettuce and chia seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - iceberg lettuce has 2.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and chia seed has 1.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Iceberg lettuce has more Vitamin A than chia seed - iceberg lettuce has 25ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chia seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Iceberg lettuce and chia seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - iceberg lettuce has 0.18mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chia seed has 0.5mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Chia seed has more thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, however, iceberg lettuce contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both chia seeds and iceberg lettuce contain significant amounts of folate.

Chia Seeds Iceberg Lettuce
Thiamin 0.62 MG 0.041 MG
Riboflavin 0.17 MG 0.025 MG
Niacin 8.83 MG 0.123 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.091 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.042 MG
Folate 49 UG 29 UG

Minerals

calcium

Chia seed is an excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than iceberg lettuce - iceberg lettuce has 18mg of calcium per 100 grams and chia seed has 631mg of calcium.

iron

Chia seed is an excellent source of iron and it has more iron than iceberg lettuce - iceberg lettuce has 0.41mg of iron per 100 grams and chia seed has 7.7mg of iron.

potassium

Chia seed is an excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than iceberg lettuce - iceberg lettuce has 141mg of potassium per 100 grams and chia seed has 407mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, chia seed has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than iceberg lettuce per 100 grams.

Chia Seeds Iceberg Lettuce
alpha linoleic acid 17.83 G 0.052 G
Total 17.83 G 0.052 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, chia seed has more linoleic acid than iceberg lettuce per 100 grams.

Chia Seeds Iceberg Lettuce
other omega 6 0.093 G ~
linoleic acid 5.835 G 0.021 G
Total 5.928 G 0.021 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Chia Seeds (Seeds, chia seeds, dried) and Iceberg Lettuce (Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw) .

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