Life Story of the Flaxseed
Flaxseeds are the seeds of the flax plant, and when ground up, we call it flaxseed meal. Flaxseed has many uses. It can be ground into a meal, turned into linseed oil, and used for making linen. No wonder its Latin name, Linum usitatissimum, means “most useful”!
Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients. They are high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain this cool thing called lignans. Lignans are phytochemicals that contain antioxidant and estrogen properties, both of which can help lower the risk of cancer and improve health.