100gm = ½ cup
linseeds, brown (organic, 100gm)
Linseed is the seed of a variety of the common flax plant. These seeds have a sweet, mild nutty flavour and need to be ground or soaked so that they can be properly digested. They are a good source of
- minerals such as phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and calcium.
- Vitamin E, Beta-carotene and valuable plant lignins, which act as an
- soluble fibre, which has been shown to lower cholesterol.
- rich in mucilage, which acts as a gentle laxative and also makes them helpful for calming inflammation (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- plant source of essential Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which is necessary for the normal functioning of the body’s metabolic growth and renewal process.
Both Brown and Golden Linseeds are available at different times in Australia, organically grown and of high quality. These two varieties are essentially similar in their nutritive qualities, although the golden linseed tastes a little sweeter.