Flaxseed Flour2018-12-10T05:15:12+00:00
flaxseed flour

Flaxseed flour, or ground flaxseed, enhances the nutrition profile of baked goods by adding fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and lignans.

Flaxseed Flour

Also known as Ground flaxseed, milled flaxseed, or linseed


What is Flaxseed Flour?

Flaxseed flour is a white powder made from grinding flaxseed.

Origin

Flax has been cultivated for thousands of years. Currently Canada is the largest producer of flax, followed by the United States, China, and India.

Function

Enhance the nutrition profile of baked goods by adding fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and lignans.

Composition

Flax seed flour is rich in fat, protein and dietary fiber. An analysis of brown
Canadian flax averaged 41% fat, 20% protein, 28% total dietary fiber,
7.7% moisture and 3.4% ash.

Application

For bread, pizza dough, and muffins substitute up to 25% of flour weight with flaxseed flour.

Nutrition

High in fat, protein, and dietary fiber. Gluten free. Omega-3 fatty acids in flax reduce cholesterol and provide protection against heart disease.

2 Comments

  1. Allie's GF Goodies October 29, 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    How does it compare carbohydrate wise to other Gluten Free flours?
    What are some manufacturers who sell flax flour?

    • Ana Rinck
      Ana Rinck November 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Allie,

      An analysis of brown Canadian flax averaged 41% fat, 20% protein, 28% total dietary fiber, 7.7% moisture and 3.4% ash. Dr. Carson’s advice is not to use too much flax because it can make your product rancid fast.

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