Grain Place Foods offers the following Flaxseed products:
The scientific name of common flax is Linum usitatissimum means “most useful” as it has been the source of linen cloth from its fiber, industrial use from its oils, and more recently has gained the status of “wonder food” for the nutritional value of its seeds. The small, hard-shelled oil-rich seeds are now found in the kitchens of increasing numbers of health-conscious consumers. It is prized as a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha linolenic acid), fiber and lignans (phytoestrogens with antioxidant properties). There is negligible difference in nutritional value between brown and golden flax seeds.
Flaxseeds (Golden or Brown)
The slightly nutty flavor of flaxseeds plus their omega-3 fatty acid and fiber content make these seeds an increasingly popular item in the diets of health savvy consumers. Grind the seeds first – a coffee grinder works the best – to get full nutrient benefits. For a delicious and healthy snack, add 2-3 teaspoons ground flaxseed to yogurt or a smoothie.
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These hard-coated seeds must be ground (a coffee grinder works the best) in order for the body to gain nutritional benefits; whole seeds will pass through the body undigested.
Ground flax seed should be kept in an airtight opaque container in the refrigerator, and used as quickly as possible as its oils deteriorate quickly after grinding.
Do not consume more than 3 tablespoons ground flax seed daily.
Flaxseeds do not contain gluten; however, note that this flaxseed is processed on the same equipment on which wheat, barley and soybeans are processed, and handled in the same plant that handles sesame seeds and peanuts.
Allergy to flax seed is rare; however, as with any new food, begin with very small servings, such as 1-teaspoon ground seed. Do not consume more than 3 tablespoons ground flax seed daily.