Flaxseeds are rich in…
- Monounsaturated fatty acids and Omega 3 essential fatty acids
- Dietary fibre (soluble and insoluble)
- Phytoestrogens (lignans)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins of the B complex
- Iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium
- Boost cardiovascular health
- Fight constipation
- Help regulate blood cholesterol levels
- Protect against cancer
- Help balance female hormones
- Protect against diabetes Type II
- Help to reduce weight
The nutrition analysis shows that 100 g of flaxseed contain 534 calories, 18.3 g protein, 28.9 g carbohydrate, 42.2 g fat (3.7 g saturated, 7.5 g monounsaturated and polyunsaturated 28.7 g) and 27.3 g of fibre.
How to eat
You can consume flaxseeds…
- Adding them whole or ground (for better absorption) in salads, cereals, yogurt, home-made smoothies, to energy bars and pastries.
- Using them as substitutes in recipes containing egg
- Using them as a thickening factor in various sauces.