Linseed meal is simply linseeds, otherwise called flaxseeds, ground up and containing much of the nutrients found in the whole linseed. Linseeds are widely known as a health supplement due to their impressive nutrient profile.
The flax plant is one of the oldest cultivated crops that is thought to have originated in Egypt where it was considered to be a symbol of purity. The highly valued material Linen is derived from this plant and in ancient Egypt was used to wrap Egyptian mummies and later on the Romans used it to make ship sails.
Linseed meal has high levels of nutrients including B vitamins, magnesium and zinc; are high in anti-oxidants, which protect your cells from damage and are high in ALA, a type of essential fatty acid that our body can not make and must include in our diet. Essential fatty acids are important for the immune system, joints, heart and brain.
Linseed meal is a great source of the Omega 3 essential fatty acids, important for reducing pain and inflammation in the body and supporting joint health and balanced moods. Although the quality of the oil is slightly reduced compared to whole linseeds due to the grinding process. This meal is also high in fibre, which will feed the beneficial bacteria in the gut, leading to better digestion, improved immune function and blood sugar balance.
Linseed meal can be used to treat hormonal problems as they contain phytoestrogens that have a natural oestrogen-like effect. The phytoestrogens can assist with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes when it is due to low oestrogen or with PMS when it is due to high oestrogen.
Linseed meal makes a great sprinkle over breakfast cereals and porridge and also goes well in baking breads and muffins or added to smoothies. Linseed meal can be used as an egg replacement in baking using 2 ½ teaspoons to 3 tablespoons of water. It has a pleasant nutty flavour and is best stored in a refrigerator or cool and dark area.
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Product of Australia
Linseed meal (flaxseed meal), provides a rich source of healthy omega 3 fats, protein and fibre. It is high in vitamins B1, B6, folate, and vitamin E and are a good source of copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. The Omega 3 fats in linseed meal have anti -inflammatory properties and are important for a healthy heart.
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|Nutritional Information – Linseed Meal|
|Per 2 tbsp/13g|
|Fat, Total (g)||4.5|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||0|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||4|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||3|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
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