|Product Name : Flax Seed Whole CO|
|Alternate Name : Linum usitatissimum|
|Product SKU : 11-250W|
|Certified Organic. Flax seed is a convenient way of obtaining many of the nutritional benefits of flax seeds, including dietary fiber, lignans, magnesium, zinc and mucillage Flax seeds orginated in the ancient Mid-East and were used in Biblical days as an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3. Flax seed meal is a convenient form of flax that is rich in dietary fiber, mucilage, phytosterols and lignans.
Of the 38-42% total naturally occurring fat in Flax seed, an average of 18% is Omega 3 in the form of Alpha Linolenic acid. Contrary to what is found in most seeds, Alpha Linolenic acid is the predominant unsaturated fatty acid found in Flax seed. Linoleic acid, which belongs to the Omega 6 family, is the predominant unsaturated fatty acid in most other seeds like safflower, sunflower, corn and sesame. Flax seed contains between 24-38% total fibers.