Published Date April 12, 2022

What are Flaxseeds? (Part 1 of 4)

By Naurin Ansari

1 min read

About omega-3 fats, dietary fibre, heart-healthy food and flaxseeds
Flax Seeds

Flaxseeds are small brown or yellow seeds that come from the ‘flax’ plant (also known as Linum usitatissimum), which grows to be almost about 2 feet tall. 

Flaxseeds originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago but lately, they have gained a lot of popularity as a heart-healthy food because they contain significant amounts of omega-3 fats, dietary fibre, and other unique biologically active compounds like cyclic peptides, polysaccharides, alkaloids, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, lignans, cyanogenic glycosides, and cadmium. 

Flaxseeds can be added to muffins, bread, waffles, and pancakes. They can also be added as toppings to a lot of dishes or they can simply be added to your bowl of cereal.

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Dried Fruits, Nuts & Seeds

Contains Vitamin B9

Omega 3 Fatty Acid

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