Flax Seed Whole

Flax Seed Whole

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Flax seed, also called linseed, has been cultivated for thousands of years throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.

The whole seed is delicious as a snack or added to hot cereals, vegetable dishes, breads, muffins and other baked goods.

Flax seed is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and a group of antioxidant compounds called lignans.

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Linum usitatissimum

Flax Seed Whole

Flax seed, whole

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound2.5
originunited states
constituentslinolenic acid, linoleic acid, linamarin, protein
plant part usedseed
why buy flax seed?flax seed adds nutrition and flavor to foods

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place. For maximum freshness and extended shelf-life, store in the refrigerator or freezer.
appearance & aromaRed to gold in color, oval-shaped and flat.


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culinaryGrind and add to cooked cereals, breads and other baked goods. Sprinkle whole seeds over salads and soups.
householdWhole flax seeds retain heat, making them suitable for hot poultices and wraps, as well as filling for herbal pillows.
industrialFlax seed is used to produce linseed oil, which is used in various industries.

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mortar & pestle

Use a mortar and pestle to grind flax seeds into a meal or powder.

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flax seeds

Flax seed lends a mild, nutty flavor to foods. Goes well with other nuts and seeds, such as peanut or almond butter and sunflower seeds. Pair with sweet or savory herbs and spices.


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what else you should know

flax seeds

Flax seed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, the seed contains up to 60% alpha-linolenic acid, or omega-3—more than twice that of fish oil.

Flax has a long history of use that begins in Babylon, where evidence found in burial sites dating to about 3,000 B.C. indicates that flax seed was used for food and fiber. In the years to follow, many early botanists and healers would extoll the virtues of the seed, including Hippocrates and Hildegard von Bigen.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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