Flax is also known as linseed or common flax. Flax Seed (also spelled flaxseed) has roots dating back to beginnings of civilization where it is native to the region extending from the eastern Mediterranean to India. Harvested throughout ancient Egypt and Ethiopia and, according to the Flax Council of Canada, dyed flax fibers have even been found in a prehistoric cave dating back to 3,000 BC.
Our Flaxseed is grown and harvested in Canada which today is the largest producer of flax seed in the world.
Health nutritionists call flax one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There are numerous research studies that say that it helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.
While flax seed is loaded with numerous healthy components, its healthy reputation hinges primarily on these three points:
The essential fatty acid Omega-3. This is the king (or queen) of "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects and play a large role in people of all ages looking to get leaner with their diets. One tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains almost 2 grams of plant Omega-3s.
Flaxseed contains 75 times more lignans than other plant foods, lignans are known for their antioxidant qualities.
Flaxseed is high in both the soluble and insoluble types of fiber.
To get the optimum benefit of dietary fiber and Omega-3 oils, flax seed should be ground into a fine powder. Use your kitchen coffee grinder and grind in small amounts. As is the case with many spice seeds, once ground, the oil inside the seeds oxidizes rapidly and loses its potency.
It is recommended that you consume 2 tablespoons of flax seed daily. When adding flaxseed to your diet you should also consume plenty of water for maximum effect.
We add ground flaxseed to our daily oatmeal, in smoothies, into stir-fry dishes, soup, stews, cereal and yogurt. Since flaxseed is about 40% oil you can reduce the oil needed in any recipe that calls for olive oil. Flaxseed is also gluten free.
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CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.
Information contained in this shop is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!
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If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.
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