Flaxseeds/ linseeds

Flaxseeds are rich in…

Nutrition Facts

  • 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

Health Benefits

  • 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

Nutrition Analysis

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.