Nutrient Rich Flaxseeds

Many have heard about Omega-3 in flax. But flaxseeds contain other nutrients which make eating the ground whole seed superior to consuming just the extracted oil:

Essential Fatty Acids
Polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 are known as “Healthy Fats”. They are called “essential”, because they are absolutely essential to your health.

Fibre
Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of fibre. Soluble fibre can lower blood cholesterol levels. Insoluble fibre cleans the colon and promotes regularity.

Protein
Flaxseed is one of the most nutritious sources of the plant proteins.

Lignans
Flaxssed is one of the richest plant sources of Phytoestrogens.

Other Phytochemicals
Flavanoids and phenolic acid found in flaxseed appear to have antioxidant, anticancer and antimicrobial properties.

Vitamins and Minerals
Flaxseed is the rich source of many of the B vitamins, Vitamin E, potassium, selenium, zinc, iron, calcium, and many other minerals.

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