Bulk Flax Seed Meal

Linum usitatissimum
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Flax Seed Meal

1/4 Pound:  $2.19 Pound:  $4.87 buy now  

Flax is an ancient global food crop as well as a source of textile fiber and linseed oil.

The seed of the plant is highly nutritious, supplying generous amounts of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Flax seed meal offers a convenient way to add flax to foods, including cereals, smoothies and baked goods. As an added bonus, cooking or baking the ground seed doesn't diminish the omega-3 content.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states
constituentslinolenic acid, linoleic acid, linamarin, protein
plant part usedseed
why buy flax seed meal?flax seed meal is a good source nutrients; and since this flax seed is ground, the body can take advantage of the seed's high fiber content

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container away from heat, light and moisture. For maximum freshness and extended shelf-life, store in the refrigerator or freezer.
appearance & aromaGolden meal, mild nutty aroma.


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culinaryAdd to smoothies and cooked cereals and baked goods. Ground flax seed can also be combined with other flours or used as a gluten-free substitute.
safetyDo not take more than the recommended dose of flax seed. Do not use immature seeds as they may become toxic. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of flax seed or any herb.

flavor profile

flax seed meal

Flax seed meal has a nutty taste that is similar to sesame. It blends well with many types of foods and baking spices.


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what else you should know

flax seed meal

Ground flax seed is a significant source of alpha-linolenic acid, B vitamins, vitamin E, beta-carotene and minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. The ground seed also provide lignans, chemical compounds that are specific to plants that are believed to bind to estrogen receptors in the body. Flax seed is the most abundant source of lignans known.

Although flax seed is also very high in fiber, this benefit is meaningless unless the seed is ground before consuming because the body cannot break the seed down. In other words, the whole seed simply passes through the digestive system. It should also be noted, however, that cooking or baking with flax seed meal does not degrade its nutritional value.

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please be advised:  Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.

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