Brown Flax Seed Cold Milled 1lb Gold Top Organics
- Grom the highest quality organic brown flax seeds.
- Grown in Western Canada.
- Dree of genetically modified organisms.
- Contains one of the highest alpha-linoleic acid (an omega-3) content on the market.
- Nutritionally similar to the Golden Flax Seeds.
Flax contains generous amounts of soluble and insoluble fibres as well as the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.
Soluble fibre - Most of the soluble fibre in flax seeds is mucilage, a thick, sticky substance. Few studies have looked at the direct effects of mucilage on health. However, it is well known that soluble fibres ― fruit pectin, oat bran or mustard seed mucilage ― are effective cholesterol-lowering agents.
Insoluble fibre - Not surprisingly, studies show that the insoluble fibre in flax, like that in wheat bran, is helpful for regulating bowel movements and preventing constipation. Because flax's insoluble fibre components have the capacity to hold water, they help soften the stool and allow it to move through the colon more quickly.
Lignans - When bacteria in the digestive tract act on plant lignans these compounds are converted into potent hormone-like substances. Research on animals suggest these substances may have powerful positive effects on our day to day health. Flax is also one of the richest sources of lignans in the plant kingdom. Researchers are particularly interested in the cancer-fighting ability of lignans.
Fats - More than 70 per cent of fat in flax is of the healthful polyunsaturated type. In fact, a unique feature of flax is the high ratio of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid to linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acids.