ORGANIC INDIA Flax Seeds, A Rich source of the mineral antioxidant manganese, the polyphenols in flaxseed provide measurable antioxidant benefits, high omega 3 fatty acids, a good amount of certain B vitamins (B1 & B6 especially), magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, Iron, potassium, copper and zinc.
The health benefits of flax seeds primarily comes from the high omega 3 fatty acids content and unique fiber-related polyphenols called lignans, providing an abundance of antioxidants and plant phytoestrogens that promote digestive and cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of oxidative stress.
Flaxseed is a dietary key to keep the heart healthy without using chemical based supplements and medicines. This property is attributed especially to the rich Omega-3 fatty acid content of ALA’s. In addition flaxseed oil also keeps the joints healthy, prevents and heals joint pain, and softens stool for effortless evacuation.
Ground flaxseeds are great gluten free addition to recipes that also supports healthy skin, hair and nails.
Also Available in ORGANIC INDIA Flaxseed Oil 60 veggie transparent capsule
ORGANIC INDIA FlaxSeed Benefits:-
ORGANIC INDIA FlaxSeed Contains:-
High Omega 3 Content : Best Source of ALA & LA
Flaxseed is the richest source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, containing up to 50% omega 3’s: almost twice as much as in fish oil! As a plant source, it is ideal for vegetarian and vegan diets, although it benefits everyone. Flaxseed oils differ from most vegetable oils in that it provides linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid, both of which are needed by the body and must be obtained through the diet.
High Lignans content : Antioxidants & Phytoestrogens
Flaxseeds are ranked as the #1 source of lignans in the human diet. Lignans are unique fiber-related polyphenols that provide us with antioxidant and fiber-like benefits, and also act as phytoestrogens. Flaxseeds contain about 7 times as many lignans as the closest runner-up food (sesame seeds).
Mucilage (gum) Content for Digestive Support
"Mucilage" refers to water-soluble, gel-forming fiber that can provide special support to the intestinal tract. For example, gums can help prevent the too rapid emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine, thereby improving absorption of certain nutrients in the small intestine. Flaxseeds are also an unusual source of helpful mucilaginous gums like arabinoxylans and galactoxylans.
ORGANIC INDIA FlaxSeed Direction to Use
How Much Should You Take?
1 – 2 tsp of ground flaxseeds a day is a good dose for ensuring you are getting a physiologically significant amount.
Some people have gastrointestinal symptoms, such as flatulence and bloating, when they first begin to incorporate flaxseeds into their diet. It is suggested to start with a small amount, such as one teaspoon, and slowly build up to your intake goal. When increasing fiber intake in the diet, it is also a good idea to include fluid (water) intake as well.
Ways to Use Flaxseeds
A. Whole flaxseeds pass through the intestine undigested, preventing you from getting all the benefits. Grind flaxseeds in a coffee, seed, or spice grinder just before using in order to enhance their digestibility and therefore their nutritional value.
• Sprinkle ground flaxseeds onto your hot or cold cereal or mix into yoghurt with honey or your favorite natural sweetener
• Ground flaxseeds go well with dosa, chapatti dough, buttermilk, chutney and upma.
• Add flaxseeds to your homemade muffin, pancake, cookie or bread recipe.
• Add ½ tsp ground flaxseeds or 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil to smoothies and juices
• Use Flaxseeds and Flaxseed oil in salad dressings and sauces
• Sprinkle ground flaxseeds over cooked vegetables to give them a nuttier flavor
• Add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed to your cheese spread or mayonnaise when making a sandwich.
ORGANIC INDIA Flaxseeds are often used as an egg substitute in baked goods. The soluble fiber in this seed adds structure to the cake and muffins. They’re a great gluten free substitute as well!
However, if adding ground ORGANIC INDIA flaxseeds to a cooked cereal or grain dish, do so at the end of cooking since the soluble fiber in the flaxseeds can thicken liquids if left too long.
Whole flaxseeds last over a year if stored in a cool and dry place.
Should I Eat The Seeds Ground or Whole?
ORGANIC INDIA Flaxseeds are Nature's ingenious design for preserving the precious cargo inside: highly therapeutic, though fragile polyunsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, and other fat soluble vitamins. Once the seed is ground up and exposed to air, light, ambient fluctuations in temperature, and time, it begins to oxidize and degrade. This is why many make a daily practice of grinding up their own seeds in a coffee grinder to ensure maximum freshness.
What is the difference between brown and golden flaxseed?
Brown and golden flaxseed provide the same nutritional benefits.
Which is Better? Flaxseed Oil or The Seed?
A. One is not better than the other for general preventive health purposes. For optimal benefits, you can use both.
Keep in mind that flaxseed is a potent source of omega-3 fatty acids, containing a 4:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. This is a great way to balance out the predominant ratios in our modern day diets, which are so heavy in corn, canola, soy, and peanut oils, all of which have several orders of magnitude more omega 6 than omega 3.
Q. Can I Cook with Flaxseed?
Flaxseeds Can Be Used For Baking: Recent research studies have shown the ALA in baked goods made with ground flaxseed to be stable, even up to 3 hours of cooking at oven temperatures approximately 300F/150C.
Flaxseed Oil Should Not Be Used For Frying. All oils rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids are prone to enhanced oxidation (rancidity) when heated. This means that you would not cook with flaxseed oil, opting for naturally saturated (and therefore more heat stabile) fats like coconut oil or ghee instead.
There are some important things to consider when incorporating either of these forms into your diet:
• Flaxseeds may block the normal absorption of certain medicines. Take medicines an hour or two before consuming flaxseeds. The seed and oil may react with painkillers, blood thinners and medicines for cholesterol lowering and high blood pressure.
• Pregnant and lactating mothers should not supplement their diet with ground flaxseed. It has estrogen-like properties that can affect the pregnancy outcome.
• Drink plenty of water while consuming flaxseed, so that it does not swell up or obstruct the throat or digestive tract.