NEWS: This superfood is now available in the SANEStore as a convenient whole-food powder so you can more easily enjoy it in smoothies and recipes.
Organic flax seeds are an exceptional source of fiber, lignans, protein, essential fatty acids, omega 3, 6 and 9, vitamins and minerals. Researches also believe lignans to have antioxidant properties. Flax seed has up to 8 times more lignans than other vegetables and grains as well as an assortment of other vitamins and minerals needed for daily health. Flax seed has been known to be beneficial to heart and digestive health. For every 12 grams of flax seeds, you get about 3-4 grams of protein. Flax seeds have no cholesterol and are low in saturated fats.
Our Organic Golden Flax Seeds have a similar nutritional value to brown flax, and are used in the same ways as well. Be sure to grind the seeds so your body can benefit from the low-carb, high fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Ground flaxseed can go rancid at room temperature in as little as one week but whole flax seeds are chemically stable at room temperature and have a long shelf life.
- High in Omega 3 fatty acids
- Beneficial for diabetic ulcers
- Supporting normal cardiovascular health
- High in dietary fiber
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