Flax Seed

OTHER NAME : Common Flax, Linseed, Alasi
BOTANICAL NAME : Linum usitatissimum
SYNONYMS : Oilseed, Oil-rich seed, linseed


The flax plant is a small, single-stemmed annual that grows to about 2 ft (0.6 m) tall and has grayish green leaves and sky-blue flowers. Flaxseed is a rich source of healthy fat, antioxidants, and fiber. The seeds contain protein, lignans, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA( Alpha-linolenic acid) or omega-3. Flax is one of the oldest fiber crops in the world.

The flax seeds contain 35-45% oil, which contains 9-10% of saturated fatty acids (palmitic and stearic), about 20% monounsaturated fatty acids (mainly oleic acid), and more than 70% alpha-linolenic fatty acids acid. The protein content in seeds of flax varies from 20-30%.

Flax Seed can be used to improve digestive health, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer. Flax Seeds May Help Control Blood Sugar. Flax Seeds Are Rich in Dietary Fiber. Flaxseed oil are easy to add to your diet.