Flax, also commonly known as linseed, is ancient crop with documented use that dates to ancient Egypt. The herb was once widely used to spin linen and other textiles, including rope, lamp wick and sails. The five-celled seeds are used to produce linseed oil. Flax seed is also a nutritious snack and additive to grains, cereals and cooked foods. In addition to added flavor and texture, flax seed enhances foods with significant levels of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Flax Seed, 1/4lb
Flax seed, also called linseed, has been cultivated for thousands of years throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.
The whole seed is delicious as a snack or added to hot cereals, vegetable dishes, breads, muffins and other baked goods.
Flax seed is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and a group of antioxidant compounds called lignans.