Flaxseeds

Flaxseed

Flaxseeds are an excellent source of nutrients, dietary fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.  The Seed is a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium

Flaxseeds are one of the top vegetable sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids, an excellent source of vitamin E, and packed with many important B Complex vitamins.  The seeds contain lignans, a class of phytoestrogens considered to have antioxidant and cancer preventing properties.  Ground seeds are a great addition as toppings in yogurt, desserts, shakes, and cereal based dishes.  They have a nutty, sweet taste.

Exposing ground seeds for a long time in powder form oxidizes their fatty acids and deprives them of their nutritional value.  Therefore, grind seeds in coffee grinder just before use to preserve their nutrition profile.

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