Organic Flax Seeds
If there is one popular seed hailed as “super” by many, it is flax seeds. Flax seeds are popular among the masses because of its reputation as being nutrient-packed. And because it is nutritionally-dense, it only follows that it also brings in a lot of health benefits.
And rake in those health benefits, it does. Flax seed is a super food that isn't all about just reputation—it has a concrete basis.
What is it?
Also called linseeds, flaxseeds come from the flax plant. The seeds have an earthy aroma and nutty flavor. It is tiny with a brown or yellow or golden in color and has a hard covering.
Flax seeds come from a plant, a crop that has been grown for thousands of years. Knotted wild flax fibers had been found in caves dating 30,000 years ago. Remnants of flax seeds had been found in Stone Age dwellings in Europe where they are believed to have originated. However, extensive uses of this seed were largely found in Egypt where it was utilized as food, medicine and linen. Mummies found in early Egyptian tombs were wrapped in linen cloth made from flax—an indication of its existence as far back as 5,000BC.
As civilization spread so did flax seeds. In France, linen-making with flax was developed in 700AD. Flax linen spinning was practiced by Flemish workers back in the 1600s. Commercial production of flax fiber started and progressed in the US and Canada in the late 1700s up to the early 1800s. Today, the major producers of flax are Poland, Soviet Union, and France.
But flax is more than just textile or fabric. And because it has been discovered as a powerful source of nutrition, it’s been used in so many of today’s food—in waffles, oatmeal, crackers and more.
The nutritional profile of flax seed organic is pretty impressive. Just an ounce of flax seeds will give you 6,338mg of omega-3, 8g of fiber, 6g of protein, 35% RDA of manganese, 31% RDA of V-B1, 30% RDA of phosphorous, iron, zinc, copper and more.
Flax seeds for weight loss. There are significant amounts of fiber, mucilage gum content, and healthy fats in flax seeds which help make you feel fuller longer. This will make you eat less and ultimately, when eaten regularly, will aid people in shedding off excess weight. Fiber also plays an important role in a healthier digestion and colon detoxification.
Flax seeds to lower cholesterol. If you’re looking for a plant source with the most concentrated amount of omega-3 fatty acid, flax seed is the right choice for you. It contains as much as 60% alpha linolenic acid, a form of omega-3 and LDA which help reduce bad cholesterols in the body. Studies also show flax have lipids which may help reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Has antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. Because flax seeds have polyphenols, lignans and other anti-viral and antibacterial agents, it may help in getting rid of candida, yeast, cold and flu. Other health benefits of adding flax seeds to your diet include reducing menopausal symptoms, improving kidney functions, helping treat diabetes and osteoporosis, making your skin and hair healthier, slowing down aging and more.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic flax seed brown or golden in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.