If you're looking for a great all-round healthy food to add to your diet, you can't go wrong with raw, organic golden flax seeds. Add to smoothies in their whole form, or grind in to powder form to add to cereal, oatmeal, soups, and baked goods.
Flax seeds are the second most potent plant source of omega-3 fatty acids on the earth (second only to chia seeds), and contain excellent levels of protein, fiber, lignans and various vitamins and minerals.
Nutritional Information & Health Benefits
For every 2 tablespoons of flax seeds consumed, you’ll take in 110 calories, 8 grams of fat (with just 0.5 of those coming from saturated sources), 6 grams of carbohydrates, and 4 grams of protein.
Flax seeds are an excellent source of omega fats, manganese, vitamin B1, magnesium, tryptophan, phosphorus, and copper. This makes them ideal for fending off a number of negative health conditions including:
- Heart disease
- Various forms of cancer
- Inflammation related problems
Because of the their high fiber and protein content in combination with their high levels of omega-3's, flax seeds are ideal for controlling blood glucose levels. They’ll quickly calm your appetite so that you can carry on your day without hunger leading you to experience food cravings.
Flax seeds also contain lignans - up to 800 times more than any other plant food! Lignans are a potent antioxidant that helps combat oxidative damage caused by free radicals that form in our body.
How Much Flax Should I Consume?
Aim for 1-2 Tablespoons of flax seed powder per day to take advantage of their health benefits.
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Store raw, whole flax seeds in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place, for up to a year. Powder should always be refrigerated, and will last 3 months in the fridge and 6 or more months in the freezer.
How to Enjoy
So how can you make use of this incredibly nutritionally powerful food?
- Consider adding some flax seeds over your morning bowl of oatmeal or sprinkle them into any baking dishes
- Add them to protein shakes and smoothies
- Sprinkle them over top of cooked vegetables or your salads.
In order to improve digestibility and increase the number of nutrients the body is able to absorb, we recommend grinding them in to a powder, instead of consuming them in seed form.
|Ingredients||Certified organic brown flaxseeds|
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as tree nuts and peanuts.|
|Country of Origin||Canada|