Flaxseed has been eaten as food or used as medicine since 5000 BC. Charles the Great ordered his soldiers to eat flax seeds for their health, and grounded flaxseed is still a skincare tool used against acne, burns and soothes inflammation. No wonder they acquired the name Linum usitatissimum, meaning “the most useful”. Due to their high amounts of alpha-linolenic-acid ALA, one of the two essential fatty acids you obtain from the food you eat, as your body doesn’t produce it, linseed became more popular in 2016 for being the new superfood. Two more of linseeds’ outstanding benefits are the trace minerals Thiamine, which is essential for a healthy metabolism and nerve function, and Phosphorus, usually found in protein-rich foods, which contributes to bone health and tissue maintenance. With their mostly nutty taste, ground flaxseed easily incorporates into your diet. Grinding them is the best way to make the most of their health benefits. Feel free adding linseed to bakery goods, savory or sweet dishes or as a topping.
Flax Seeds (Per 100 gms) Energy(kcal) 2230 Total Carbohydrates 29g Dietry Fibre 27g Sugar 1.6g Protein 18g Total Fat 42g Saturated Fat 3.7g Sodium 30mg