Recipes, Benefits And Uses Of Flaxseed

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is a crop grown in the cooler regions of the world. The plant fibre is used to weave into textile fabrics called linen. The seeds are cultivated for their valuable oil content, which is used in in food applications as well as non-food grade varieties used in paints and wood finishes.

Nutritional Benefits Of Flaxseed

Both linseeds and sesame seeds contain higher levels of lignans than other foods. Linseeds are highly regarded for their very rich levels of omega oils (32% of total seed), vitamin E and protein.

Where Is Flaxseed From?

Linseeds are grown in the cooler regions of the world with Canada and Eastern Europe producing approximately 60% of the global supply of linseed. Linseed production is currently under trial in South Africa but not produced at commercial levels to date.

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Flaxseed Uses In Natural Living

Linseed has a variety of uses. In cooking it can be roasted, eaten whole or ground into flaxseed powder. Linseed sprouts are edible and have a spicy taste. Boiled linseeds create a nourishing hair gel.

Recipes And Uses For Linseeds

Mixed Ancient Grain Porridge With Linseeds

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