Flax Seeds really are one of the most powerful plant-based foods in the world, chiefly due to three remarkable properties: the levels of Omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans & fibre.
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA): “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. A tablespoon of ground Flax Seed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Only Chia Seeds have more ALA.
- Lignans: antioxidants with that are linked with benefits for heart health, metabolic syndrome & several hormone-sensitive cancers. Flax Seed are the richest known dietary source of lignan’s, containing up to 750 times more of the amounts present in some other foods.
- Fibre: Almost all (95%) of the carbs in Flax Seed consist of fibre, both soluble & insoluble. Soluble fibre helps regulate blood sugar & cholesterol levels. Flax Seeds are a natural laxative & promote regularity as well as reducing hunger & cravings due mainly to their insoluble fibre content.
Flax Seeds contain protein & essential amino acids. They may also help prevent heart disease & support immune function & are more effective at lowering blood pressure than any other food. They are a good source of several vitamins & minerals needed for optimal health, including copper, magnesium, thiamine (B1), molybdenum and phosphorus.
Commonly added to baking recipes or smoothies. Sprinkle Flax Seed onto cereal in the morning for an extra omega-3 boost. You can also add it to nut and seed mixes, or make Flax Seed crackers by mixing flax seeds with enough water to cover them, leaving them to soak for an hour or two, pressing into biscuit shapes and dehydrating slowly in a very low-temperature oven or dehydrator.
Golden Flax Seed is used in exactly the same way as brown Flax Seed. Both types are nutritionally similar, though these golden Flax Seed have a lighter taste.
Volume: 72g resealable pot. Shelf life 18-24 months.
For a great smoothie, add 2 tsp (8g) of Flax Seeds to a blender with a banana & 200ml almond milk (or your favourite alternative) & blend well. Add berries too for an extra boost. If just used like this, the pot contains around 9 servings, so it’s great value.
Golden Flax Seeds (also known as linseed)
Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (typical per 100g)
Energy 2030 KJ (485 kcal), Protein 23g, Carbohydrate 29g (2g sugars), Fat 42g (4g saturates), Fibre 24g, Salt 0.06g
|Dimensions||70 x 70 x 52 mm|
Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Zero added sugar