Flaxseeds (Linum Usitatissimum)
Flaxseed Nutrition Flax is rich in lignans, omega 3 fatty-acids, as well as thiamin. It is also a great source of manganese, and has respectable amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. As a source of dietary fiber it is excellent. The nutrition facts below are for 1 cup of raw, whole flax seed. flaxseed nutrition By no means is it low in calories or fat. But because the health benefits of flaxseed are so many and it's serving size so small, it makes a good addition to any diet.
Family Name : Linaceae
Botanical Name : Linum Usitatissimum
Common Name : Flax Seeds, Linseed
Product offered : Leaves, Seeds, Oil
Flax Seed is High in Fiber:
You’d be hard-pressed to find a food higher in fiber both soluble and insoluble - than flax. This fiber is probably mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax. Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and, of course, promotes proper functioning of the intestines.