Flaxseed is the seed of the Flax plant (Linumusitassimum
) and belongs to the family of Lineaceae. It is an annual blue-flowered plant that produces small brown seeds.
Dietary benefits of linseed:
-The richest plant source in Ω3 fatty acids -Rich source of vegetable protein -Excellent source of fiber contributing to the proper functioning of the intestine. -Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer action -According to many studies, its consumption in a balanced diet helps prevent and control diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and lower cholesterol. -Helps treat depressive symptoms and promotes mental health. Its consumption during the menopause is very beneficial.
Recommended daily intake
To get all the nutrients and fiber of linseed 1-2 tablespoons a day is enough.
How can I consume it?
This superfood can be incorporated into your daily diet very easily and in many ways!
- add it to salads, to your yogurt or to milk flakes at breakfast
- sprinkle on top of toasts or slices of bread with honey and tahini, peanut butter etc.
- add it to your smoothies
- add it to the dough (eg bread, bread crumbs, cookies, biscuits, cakes, pizza)
- cook it with your legumes and rice (1-2 tbsp.)
- cold drink: boil 2 tablespoons of linseed soup with 3 cups of water in a small saucepan for 10min. Strain it and squeeze the juice as a drink with honey and cinnamon!
For more information on the nutritional value of flaxseed press here
: After opening the package, store it in a jar in the refrigerator so it does not sting.