Flaxseeds have been grown and used for thousands of years, for dietary as well as medicinal purposes. Flaxseeds were found next to bodies in Egyptian pyramids, most probably left as preserves for the dead so they would have energy to make the journey to the after-life. Hippocrates also mentioned its beneficial effects, while Charlemagne made its consumption mandatory in order to provide for the health of his people.
Flaxseeds have high fat content, particularly essential Omega-3 fatty acids. These particularly include alpha-linolenic acid, which helps prevent arteriosclerosis and support brain functions apart from its general anti-inflammatory effect. Its regular use is particularly recommended for those who don’t eat fish and are looking for a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Flaxseeds also have a rather high fiber content. They contain water soluble and water-insoluble dietary fiber, which support natural digestion in different ways. However, it’s important to provide for an ample supply of liquids when using flaxseeds
Keep in mind that the nutrients in flaxseeds can only be utilized by the body by chewing or grinding the flaxseeds, otherwise it will only pass through the digestive tract as “ballast materials” – although it can also be effective in treating constipation.
Flaxseeds are usually used as decoration, sprinkled on homemade breads and pastries, yet it can also be added to breading.
The seeds can be used on their own, whole or ground. The recommended daily allowance is 1-2 teaspoons, mixed in at least 1 glass of water. They can also be used in oatmeal, plant-based yogurts or salad dressings.
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Nutritional information (Typical values per 100g):
||1924 kJ / 460 kcal
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Storage: Store in a cool and dry place!
Country of origin : Kazahstan