Flaxseed2018-12-10T05:15:13+00:00
whole flaxseeds

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

Flaxseed

Also known as Linseed or Flax


What is Flaxseed?

Flaxseed is a seed that is deep brown to light yellow in color, measures 4-6 mm long. It is a good source of plant omega-3 fatty acids.

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

Flaxseed enhances the nutrition profile of baked goods by adding fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and lignans. Flax must be ground for human digestion to fully benefit.

Composition

Flaxseed 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. Flaxseed can be used as an egg replacer: substitute each egg with 1 tablespoon flax rehydrated with 3 tablespoons of water.

Nutrition

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

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