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Organic Brown Flaxseed (linseed)

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Description

Organic Brown Flaxseed (Linseed) is high in antioxidants called lignans.

Organic Brown Flaxseed (linseed) is a very popular whole food which has been cultivated for over 6000 years.  You may sometimes hear these little nutrient dense seeds being called linseed – they are exactly the same thing.

One 30g serving of organic flaxseed is high in protein, fibre, B1, magnesium and manganese.  Linseed is actually one of the richest sources of plant based omega 3 fatty acids (also called alpha-linolenic acid – ALA).

You can buy ground flax if you lead a busy lifestyle, but we recommend grinding small batches yourself on a regular basis.  You can store the powder in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a month.  If you prefer the convenience of ready ground flax then choose our organic ground flaxseed.

You can simply sprinkle the whole seeds over food but soaking or grinding them releases more of their nutritional power.  Flax can also be brewed into a tea by steeping it in hot water for 10 minutes.  If you need a recipe to get you started then try this Five Seed Oatcakes Recipe.

If you are feeling creative flaxseed can also be made into natural hair or skin serum by soaking it overnight and using its gel-like secretions.  Once it has been soaked it can be kept refrigerated for 3-5 days.

You could also try our organic organic golden flaxseed or our organic four seed mix.

Ingredients: Organic Flaxseed

Origin: Hungary / Kazakhstan

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

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Nutritional Information

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 2118kj/514kcal
Fat 42.2g
of which saturates 3.7g
Carbohydrate 1.6g
of which sugars 1.6g
Fibre 27.3g
Protein 18.3g
Salt 0.08g
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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

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Family Tip:

  1. Some people prefer to sprinkle flax directly on to cereals, soups or salads.
  2. We add them to seed mixes which we use in a whole host of recipes including baking and stir fries.
  3. We grind ours up in smoothies and use them in home made cereal bars.
  4. We also like to use them ground up in recipes to thicken sauces or in the place of breadcrumbs.
  5. You can also make a healthy tea by simply adding hot water.