Flax seeds are one of the oldest crops.
- Nutritional Profile– Just one tablespoon of organic flaxseed provides a good amount of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids Lignans have antioxidant properties and act as a phytoestrogen plant variant of estrogen. Flaxseed protein is rich in the amino acids arginine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid. They are a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and copper. They are also a good source of the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, and selenium. Flaxseeds contain 534 calories per 100 grams.
- Health Benefits– Lignans in flaxseeds have the properties of antioxidants and they are a major anti-cancer drug. Because of its mucous structure, it is excellent for improving the digestive system. This mucus in some way keeps the balance in the digestion – it allows for better discharge and prevents constipation. The fiber found in flaxseeds is good for your heart and blood vessels. Flaxseed protein helped improve immune function, lowered cholesterol, prevented tumors and had anti-fungal properties. Plant-based ALA fatty acids are proven to have heart health benefits and are linked to a lower risk of stroke.
- Usage-Mixing it into your favorite yogurt or smoothie, adding it as an egg substitute and with your favorite cereal, oatmeal, incorporate it into bread, buns, muffins, garnish salads with them, use them to make home-made crackers.