These seeds are grown in Western Canada and are Certified Organic. The brown shiny seeds have a pleasant nutty flavour. They contain a complete protein and are high in unsaturated fatty acids, phosphorous, iron, and niacin. Flax seeds are an excellent source of soluble dietary fiber, complete protein, and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, particularly Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Organic brown flax seeds can be eaten in a number of ways.
- They add a nutty flavour to breads, bagels, muffins, or granola products.
- Flax seeds can also be added to smoothies or hot cereal (1 or 2 tablespoons per serving) during or after cooking. For proper digestion, it is best to grind the seeds into a paste or meal before mixing with other ingredients.
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Organic flax seeds are rich in oil. The alpha-linolenic acid is stable only in the whole flax seed when stored in a cool dry place away from excessive light and moisture. The whole seed has a shelf life of up to 1 year depending on storage conditions.