Golden Flax Seeds
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Gluten-Free | Provides Omega-3 | Kosher
“Wherever flaxseed becomes a regular food item among the people, there will be better health,” Mahatma Gandhi.
Flax seed was first cultivated in 3000 BC in Babylon. Flax seed continued to be favored by ancient civilizations for their numerous health benefits, including in Greece and Rome, China and India. Flaxseed continued sporadic popularity throughout history, science even caught on in the 1950’s when a scientist discovered the important role flax seeds can play in normalizing blood pressure. Today, as the numerous benefits of flax seed continue to be realized, incorporating flax seed is an important part of a healthy diet. While nutritionally similar to brown flax seeds, golden flax seeds are less commonly found and are a beautiful, light golden colour.
A small seed with a nutty flavor, flax seed can be sprinkled on cereal or salad, bake into muffins, or blend into smoothies.
Store in an airtight container. Store in a dark, dry, cool place.
Herbalists often use flaxseed for a variety of ailments including constipation, abdominal problems, breathing issues, sore throat, eczema, menstrual problems, and arthritis
Some Studies have shown flaxseed can help men with early-stage prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society
According to American Heart Association, just 30 grams of flaxseed a day every for 6 months will lower their blood pressure which could result in 50% less strokes and 30% less heart attacks
Lignans, which are not present in flax seed oil, are abundant in flax seeds. Lignans are antioxidants which may slow cell growth of cancerous cells, according to the American Cancer Society
Grown on the Roman imperial farms during King Charlemagne's reign
The flax plant is used to make linen, a fabric used for clothes
Hippocrates used flaxseed for digestive issues
Egyptians shrouded their mummies in linen
Homer tells of sails made of linen in Odyssey
Flax remnants were discovered in a Stone Age dwelling in Switzerland