Pineapple vs. Chia Seeds

Nutrition comparison of Pineapple and Chia Seeds


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

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

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

  • Chia seed has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate, however, pineapple contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Chia seed is an excellent source of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Pineapple has 369 times less saturated fat than chia seed.
  • Pineapple is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of pineapple and chia seeds 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: Pineapple (Pineapple, raw, all varieties) and Chia Seeds (Seeds, chia seeds, dried) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Chia seed is high in calories and pineapple has 90% less calories than chia seed - pineapple has 50 calories per 100 grams and chia seed has 486 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, pineapple is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to chia seeds per calorie. Pineapple has a macronutrient ratio of 4:94:2 and for chia seeds, 13:33:54 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Pineapple Chia Seeds
Protein 4% 13%
Carbohydrates 94% 33%
Fat 2% 54%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Chia seed is high in carbohydrates and pineapple has 69% less carbohydrates than chia seed - pineapple has 13.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and chia seed has 42.1g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Chia seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 23 times more dietary fiber than pineapple - pineapple has 1.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and chia seed has 34.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Chia seed has less sugar than pineapple - pineapple has 9.9g 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 29 times more protein than pineapple - pineapple has 0.54g of protein per 100 grams and chia seed has 16.5g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Pineapple has 369 times less saturated fat than chia seed - pineapple has 0.01g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chia seed has 3.3g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both chia seeds and pineapple are low in trans fat - chia seed has 0.14g of trans fat per 100 grams and pineapple does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pineapple is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 28 times more Vitamin C than chia seed - pineapple has 47.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and chia seed has 1.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Pineapple and chia seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - pineapple has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chia seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Pineapple and chia seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pineapple has 0.02mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chia seed has 0.5mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Pineapple and chia seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - pineapple has 0.7ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and chia seed does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Chia seed has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate, however, pineapple contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Pineapple Chia Seeds
Thiamin 0.079 MG 0.62 MG
Riboflavin 0.032 MG 0.17 MG
Niacin 0.5 MG 8.83 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.213 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.112 MG ~
Folate 18 UG 49 UG

Minerals

calcium

Chia seed is an excellent source of calcium and it has 47 times more calcium than pineapple - pineapple has 13mg of calcium per 100 grams and chia seed has 631mg of calcium.

iron

Chia seed is an excellent source of iron and it has 25 times more iron than pineapple - pineapple has 0.29mg 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 273% more potassium than pineapple - pineapple has 109mg 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 pineapple per 100 grams.

Pineapple Chia Seeds
alpha linoleic acid 0.017 G 17.83 G
Total 0.017 G 17.83 G

omega 6s

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

Pineapple Chia Seeds
linoleic acid 0.023 G 5.835 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.093 G
Total 0.023 G 5.928 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: Pineapple (Pineapple, raw, all varieties) and Chia Seeds (Seeds, chia seeds, dried) .

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