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Make Easy Healthy Smoothie Shakes with Linseed Organic Australian (flax seed) from Boost Nutrients. Great for smoothie bowl ingredients also for Acai bowl or granola bowl toppings.
Linseed also known a Flax seed, is a member of the plant genus Linum. It is both a food and a fiber crop mainly cultivated in cooler regions around the world and it one of natures great gifts to mankind.
Textiles made from Linseed (Flax) fibre are known in the Western world as linen. Oil from Linseed is one of the most widely used natural oils. Linseed oil is used as a preservative for wood, concrete, as an ingredient in paints, varnishes, and stains. It is also used in soaps, inks, and in the production of linoleum for flooring.
Linseed occurs in two basic varieties: brown or yellow. They brown varieties have similar nutritional characteristics and equal numbers of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The exception is the yellow variety, which is very low in omega-3s.
Nutrition & Health Benefits of Flax Seeds
Brown linseed has high protein levels and for centuries, these seeds have been prized for their health-protective properties. More recently, Linseed (flax seeds) are emerging as a "super food" as more scientific research points to their strong health benefits.
A typical serving size for ground flax seeds is 1 tablespoon (7 grams).This amount provides a good serve of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being a great source of some vitamins and minerals.
One tablespoon of ground flax seeds contains the following :
Protein: 1.3 grams
Carbs: 2 grams
Fiber: 1.9 grams
Total fat: 3 grams
Saturated fat: 0.3 grams
Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg
Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI
Folate: 2% of the RDI
Calcium: 2% of the RDI
Iron: 2% of the RDI
Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
Potassium: 2% of the RDI
The health benefits of linseeds are mainly attributed to the omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber.
Flax Seeds Are a very good Source of Lignans, Which May Reduce Cancer Risk. Lignans are plant compounds that have antioxidant and estrogen properties, both of which can assist to lower your cancer risk. Linseed contains up to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
These tiny brown seeds high in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA, lignans and fiber, which have been shown to have several potential health benefits. They can improve digestive health, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, also reduceyour cancer risk and could benefit people with diabetes.
Buy them here and sprinkle them freely on your Acao Bowl, Porridge or salads.
|Nutrient||Quantity Per 100G|
|- Saturated Fats(g):||3.2|
|Country Of Origin:||Product of Australia|
|Allergin Statement:||May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sesame, gluten, dairy, fish & egg product.|
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