The natural raw wholesomeness of the organic flaxseeds found in Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Flaxseed (Brown) is just as potent as in ancient times. Flaxseeds are considered by many to be one of the most powerful plant foods on Earth and were cultivated in Babylon around 3000 BC. They’re a natural protein and fiber-rich food filled with lignans and omega 3 fatty acids. They could be eaten in their natural form, sprouted or grounded into flours or meals. Flaxseeds are one of the most powerful cholesterol controllers and are gluten free. They add a crunchy nutritious quality to muffins, breads, smoothies and hot cooked cereals.
This flaxseed is grounded while all the essential nutrients are preserved. The beneficial oils inside are easy to digest and essential fibers absorb unwanted liquid in the body which results in lowering glucose, blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Flax contains both soluble and insoluble type of fiber, more specifically the mucilage (gum) fiber, which delivers fine support to the intestinal tract, because it improves the nutrient absorption of the small intestine.
As a highly nutritious product, flaxseed is also rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, selenium, copper and vitamin B1(Thiamine). Like we mentioned, the superseed contains the tiny fiber-like polyphenols called lignans. They have specific fiber-related and antioxidant properties, whilst acting as phytoestrogens. Studies state the impressive fact that there isn’t any other plant with more lignans than flaxseed. Except lignans, flax has other polyphenols in it, which make it an antioxidant-rich food that aids the preclusion of cardiovascular issues and are associated with low insulin resistance.
The wholesome seeds are abounding with healthful omega 3 fats. As a matter of fact among 127 of the World’s Healthiest Foods, flax is the number one champion when it comes to containing omega 3’s, as 1 tbsp. of flaxseed contains around 1.8gr of plant-based omega 3’s. The primary omega 3 fatty acid in flax seeds is ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) that can be stable for at least 3 hours of cooking at oven temperatures. To boot, there are DPA (docosapentaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) found in the natural product. ALA, DPA and EPA are essential nutrients that contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system. They act as a building block for different messaging molecules that assist in preventing excessive inflammation in the blood vessels. The crucial fats relieve mild depression, joint pain and have many other health benefits.