What Is Organic Brown Linseed?
Linseeds (also known as Flaxseeds) generally come in two Varieties, Brown Linseed and Golden Linseed, which are both as colourful as the name suggests. They differ very little, if at all, in composition however, the Golden variety are certainly more flavourful. Both types are a great source of wheat free fibre and ( particularly in their ground form), are a great vegetarian source of the Omega 3 essential fatty acid, Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). Our bodies can't make ALA, so it is essential that we get them from our diet and linseed are an easy way of increasing your intake.
Linseed have a subtle nutty, earthy flavour that lends itself well to both savoury and sweet foods alike, however I find they make especially enjoyable Granola Cookies.
Why Should I Get Organic Brown Linseed?
If you are looking to increase your Essential Fatty Acid intake (which you should be), then look no further, as linseed are 42% fat! That means In each 10 gram tablespoon there are approximately 4.3 grams of fats, the composition of which is 73% polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as omega-6 fatty acids and the omega-3 fatty acids, and 27% monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids.
Linseed also promote bowel movement by increasing the water content and bulk volume of our stools (number 2's!), keeping us nice and regular. This is especially important as most of us don't eat the recommended amount of fibre, but adding linseed to your diet is an easy, convenient way of increasing your intake. Start with a teaspoon, and increase in size slowly until you're having 1-2 tablespoons, spread throughout the day.
It's really important to increase your fluid intake along with your fibre, aim for 8-10 cups of fluid each day to compliment this regime. Why not try mixing linseeds with a glass of water? Killing two birds with one stone!
If you wanted something with a bit more oomph than water, Add them to salads, muesli, porridge, smoothies, or buy our handy Omega 4 Seed mix for a quick and convenient way of nourishing your body.
What's In My Organic Brown Linseed?
Ingredients: Organic Brown Linseed
Product Packed On A Premesis that handles Nuts, Seed, Soya, Sesame & Gluten
Country of Origin: EU
|Typical Values||Per 100g|
|Energy (kcals)||534 Kcal|
|Energy (kj)||2234 Kj|
|- Of Which Saturates||3.66 g|
|- Of Which Sugars||1.55 g|
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