Source of Fibre, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Lignans
Flaxseed is emerging as a vital functional food ingredient due to its impressive nutritional features. Flaxseed is a rich source of ω-3 fatty acid: α-linolenic acid (ALA), short-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), soluble and insoluble fibres, phytoestrogen lignans, proteins, and an array of antioxidants.
Its increasing acceptance is due to its many health imparting advantages in reducing cardiovascular diseases, in decreasing the risk of cancer: particularly of the mammary and prostate gland, and its anti-inflammatory activity. Flaxseed also has laxative effects and helps in the alleviation of menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis.
- Plant-based ω-3 fatty acid: α-linolenic acid (ALA), is proven to have heart health benefits and is associated with a lower risk of heart-related problems.
- Flaxseeds are rich in lignans, which have effective antioxidant properties.
- Flaxseeds may help in weight management by controlling appetite.
- Flaxseeds are dense in fiber content and help digestive health, as well as in lowering cholesterol levels.
- Flaxseeds may lower blood sugar due to their insoluble fiber content. Thus, they can be a beneficial addition to the diet of people with diabetes.
Roasted Flaxseed can be consumed as a snack, or sprinkled on soups and salads.