Flax seeds are shiny, oval-shaped seeds with a golden yellow colour. Golden flax seeds have a palatable nutty flavour that makes them a suitable addition to many baked products. Flax seeds are an excellent source of soluble dietary fibre, complete protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
NUTRITION FACTS PER 100 G AMOUNT % DAILY VALUE Calories 470 – Fat 37 g 57% Saturated 4 g 20% +Trans 0 g % Cholesterol 0 mg – Sodium 25 mg 1% Carbohydrate 29 g 10% Fibre 27 g 108% Sugars 2 g – Protein 20 g – Vitamin A – 0% Vitamin C – 0% Calcium – 20% Iron – 100%
- Organic golden flax seeds can be eaten in a number of ways. They add a nutty flavour to breads, bagels, muffins, or granola products. Flax seeds can also be added to smoothies or hot cereal (1 or 2 tablespoons per serving) during or after cooking. For proper digestion, it is best to grind the seeds into a paste or meal before mixing with other ingredients. Tea made from flax seeds is said to be good for bronchial conditions and to have a laxative and soothing effect on the intestinal tract. Steep 1 tablespoon of flax seeds in 2 cups of boiling water for 15 minutes.