A rich source of vegan Omega 3, flax seeds are the perfect addition to smoothies, cereal, and energy bars. Flax seeds have been used for years with many health benefits for the body, hair, skin and nails. Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or Omega-3. The seeds come from flax, one of the oldest fiber crops in the world known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt
Some people call flax one of the most important plant foods on the planet. Evidence shows it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Although flaxseed contains lots of healthy nutrients, it owes its great reputation to three things mainly. Omega 3 oils, lingnans, and fibre.
It is very high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. It is also a perfect vegan source for anyone who does not eat or cannot tolerate fish.
Lignans, which have antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods. Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
When flax seeds are ground, soaked or broken down during eating they release their goodness. If you have problems with your digestion we highly recommend soaking or grinding them first. You can also make flax water out of them by soaking them in purified water and storing in a sports bottle in your fridge. It’s soaking on the stomach, helps relieve constipation and is very calming on the system.
They also work well in addition to breads, crackers and nut loaves. Their nutty texture and golden appearance makes them a great addition to recipes and when sprinkled on salads and breakfast. A versatile and potent little seed!