Flax and Linseed

Flax and linseed are a crop grown in cooler regions of the world and used for food and oil, it is also used for the production of linen. Linseed oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids including omega-3 which helps to lower levels of LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) in the blood.

 

Nutritional Benefits

Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Help to lower the levels of LDL cholesterol
  • Helps to maintain heart health and lowers risk of heart disease
Fibre
  • Helps to improve digestive health
  • Help to prevent against heart disease and diabetes

 

Risks and Side Effects

No notable risks or side effects
Not recommended for children or pregnant women

     

    Uses

    Flax and linseed oil should be consumed as part of a balanced diet
    Flax and linseed oil can be used in cooking and baking.

       

      Flax and linseed products we have available can be found here and here.

      Recipes using flax and linseed can be found here.

       

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