Organic Flax Seeds
If there is one popular seed hailed as “super” by many, it is flax seeds. Flax seeds are popular among the masses because of its reputation as being nutrient-packed. And because it is nutritionally-dense, it only follows that it also brings in a lot of health benefits.
And rake in those health benefits, it does. Flax seed is a super food that isn't all about just reputation—it has a concrete basis.
What is it?
Also called linseeds, flaxseeds come from the flax plant. The seeds have an earthy aroma and nutty flavor. It is tiny with a brown or yellow or golden in color and has a hard covering.
Flax seeds come from a plant, a crop that has been grown for thousands of years. Knotted wild flax fibers had been found in caves dating 30,000 years ago. Remnants of flax seeds had been found in Stone Age dwellings in Europe where they are believed to have originated. However, extensive uses of this seed were largely found in Egypt where it was utilized as food, medicine and linen. Mummies found in early Egyptian tombs were wrapped in linen cloth made from flax—an indication of its existence as far back as 5,000BC.
As civilization spread so did flax seeds. In France, linen-making with flax was developed in 700AD. Flax linen spinning was practiced by Flemish workers back in the 1600s. Commercial production of flax fiber started and progressed in the US and Canada in the late 1700s up to the early 1800s. Today, the major producers of flax are Poland, Soviet Union, and France.
But flax is more than just textile or fabric. And because it has been discovered as a powerful source of nutrition, it’s been used in so many of today’s food—in waffles, oatmeal, crackers and more.
The nutritional profile of flax seed organic is pretty impressive. Just an ounce of flax seeds will give you 6,338mg of omega-3, 8g of fiber, 6g of protein, 35% RDA of manganese, 31% RDA of V-B1, 30% RDA of phosphorous, iron, zinc, copper and more.
Flax seeds for weight loss. There are significant amounts of fiber, mucilage gum content, and healthy fats in flax seeds which help make you feel fuller longer. This will make you eat less and ultimately, when eaten regularly, will aid people in shedding off excess weight. Fiber also plays an important role in a healthier digestion and colon detoxification.
Protection of Cells from Oxidative Stress. Naturally, the body produces free radicals but there are factors that can likely accelerate their production and may cause an imbalance between free radical and antioxidant activity. Thus, may lead to damage to fatty tissue, DNA, and proteins in your body, that damage may cause to a serious number of diseases over time, such like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and so on.
There are things that you can do to avoid such imbalance, try to avoid smoking and exposure of pollution, radiation, toxic chemicals and increase your antioxidants level by eating five servings per day of a variety of fruits and vegetables or simply add the right amount of Organic Flax Seeds to your recipe.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic flax seed brown or golden in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.