Organic brown flax seed, also known as linseed, comes from the flax plant, which is cultivated for its seeds as well as its fiber. The seeds, which are a little larger than sesame seeds, contain omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber and lignans. Used since ancient times, organic flax is believed to offer multiple nutritional benefits.
Organic flax seed is an excellent source of fiber. Flax is also the most widely available botanical source of omega-3 fatty acids. Most followers of the Western diet don’t consume nearly enough omega-3s, and eating brown flax is an easy and tasty way to get these essential fats in your diet, as well as plant-based protein—especially vital for vegetarians and vegans.
While whole flaxseeds are full of nutrients, they are very hard for the body to break down: ground flaxseed is much more readily absorbed. Fortunately, making ground flax is easy: just use your home mill, a spice grinder or a high-speed blender. You can even sprout our brown flaxseeds!
Add flaxseed to bread, muffins, bars, biscuits, crackers, granola, cereal, cookies and other dishes—check the recipes tab for inspiration!