Flaxseed

Linseed is an ancient grain which has been cultivated since Neolithic times, making it one of the oldest crops in the world. Its Latin name means ‘most useful’ because flax stem fibres were used to make linen in ancient Rome.

Nutritional Benefits
– One of the greatest sources of dietary fibre – flax seeds are typically 15% fibre.
– Packed with antioxidants – significantly higher in polyphenol antioxidants than blueberries and olives.
– Best source of fibre-related polyphenols Lignans which provide antioxidant benefits. Flax contains 7 times as many lignans than other seeds such as sesame.
– High in Omega 3 fatty acids – over 100% of your RDI of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is contained in just 2 tablespoons of flaxseed.
– High in B vitamins, selenium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and phosphorus.
– Flax expands when ingested; making you feel fuller therefore can help with weight management.

How to use
Flax seeds have a buttery nutty taste, making them easy to add to recipes. They can be added to smoothies, mixed into casseroles and stews, sprinkled on hot or cold cereals and used in baking.

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