The Use Of Chia Seeds In Complementary Foods?
Good afternoon, I often see women giving side dishes with chia seeds added. What is the difference between chia seeds and basil seeds? If chia seeds are safe, are basil seeds safe as a side dish for breast milk? thanks.
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Chia seeds are different from basil seeds. Both have almost the same size of seeds, but the basil seed has a dark black color, while the chia seed has a more varied color. Chia seeds are known to have many benefits. Chia seeds contain very high fiber and protein, and contain a fairly complete variety of vitamins and minerals.
Basil seed is also thought to have many benefits, but research on the nutritional content and benefits of basil seeds is not as much as chia seeds because the popularity of basil seeds is not as high as chia seeds. You can give chia seeds or basil seeds as a mixture in complementary foods. But you need to remember that chia seeds or basil seeds are only additives or mixtures. Babies still need other foods consisting of carbohydrates, protein and fat, as well as other vitamins and minerals, not all of which can be met by chia seeds or basil seeds.
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