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.  Flaxseed 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.

Origin: India

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

Nutritional Information

Organic Brown Flaxseed is high in Protein, Fibre, Thiamin (B1), Magnesium, Manganese and a source of Phosphorus (per 30g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(30g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 2234kj/534kcal 671kj/160kcal 8%
Fat 42.2g 12.67g 18.10%
of which saturates 3.7g 1.11g 5.5%
Carbohydrate 27.2g 8.13g 3.14%
of which sugars 1.55g 0.46g 0.44%
Fibre 27.3g 8.20g
Protein 18.3g 5.49g 10.98%
Salt 0.08mg 0.02mg
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(30g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 1.67mg 0.50mg 45.45%
Riboflavin (B2) 0.18mg 0.05mg 3.57%
Niacin (B3) 3.09mg 0.93mg 5.81%
Pantothenic Acid (B5) 1.01mg 0.30mg 0.83%
Pyridoxine (B6) 0.48mg 0.14mg 10%
Folate (B9) 86.90mcg 26.10mcg 13.05%
Calcium 254.76mg 76.50mg 9.56%
Manganese 2.50mg 0.75mg 37.50%
Magnesium 391.67mg 117.62mg 31.36%
Potassium 813.09mg 244.17mg 12.20%
Phosphorus 642.26mg 192.87mg 27.55%
Iron 5.71mg 1.71mg 12.21%
Zinc 4.34mg 1.30mg 13%
Selenium 25.41mg 7.63mg 13.87%
Omega 3 22812.50mg 6850.60mg
Omega 6 5911mg 1775.17mg

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

1 review for Organic Brown Flaxseed (linseed)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    tom

    a good quality product that keeps well and grinds well in a coffee grinder.

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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.

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.