Dear Customers, Bob's Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal has a robust, nutty flavor. A tablespoon or two baked into your breads and muffins or added to your hot cooked cereal or pancakes brings to you the amazing nutritional benefits of omega-3, lignans and dietary fiber. This opaque packaging material preserves the healthful omega-3 fats which are an essential part of our diets. One serving of flaxseed meal contains 2400mg of omega-3 fatty acids.
Bob's Red Mill products labeled Gluten Free are batch tested in our quality control laboratory. We use an ELISA Gluten Assay test to determine if a product is gluten free.
Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.
For many years we have been proudly stating that using our products will "delight your family with stone ground goodness". Naturally, it pleases us that the same whole grain product we stone grind on cool running French buhr millstones are today making health news all over the world. When you choose several daily servings of whole grains foods, you are providing the foundation for a healthy diet by eating foods that are from the base of the recommended food pyramid.
At Bob's Red Mill Natural food, we mill the widest possible diversity of whole grain foods.
Millers of Natural Food!
What's inside each flaxseed and found in flaxseed meal could be better health, spelled F-L-A-X:
F is for Fiber. It's amazing how much fiber a little flaxseed contains. Just two tablespoons of flaxseed meal delivers 4 grams of fiber, as much fiber as 1½ cups of cooked oatmeal! Studies suggest that when flaxseed meal is added to the diet, harmful LDL cholesterol drops, while good HDL cholesterol stays put. Regularity improves, also.
L is for Lignans. Here's where the flaxseed story gets major points. Flaxseed contains high levels of natural antioxidants called lignans. The lignans in flaxseed can bind with circulating substances that might promote unchecked cell growth. Many plant foods have some lignans, but flaxseed has at least 75 times more than any other. To get the lignans that are in just two tablespoons of flaxseed meals, you'd need to eat about 30 cups of fresh broccoli.
A is for Alpa-linolenic Acid. Modern diets- even health ones- are routinely deficient in omega-3s. Flaxseed is a mega-source for the plant version of omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid. The oil in flaxseed is about 50% alpha-linolenic acid. Canola and walnut oils, the next highest sources, have about 10%. But most foods have far less. One serving of flaxseed meal contains 2400 milligrams of omega-3.
X is for Excellent choice. Should you consider adding flaxseed meal to your diet? "Absolutely", say many doctors and nutritionists.
How to use Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal
Organic whole ground flaxseed.
Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy.
Opaque package protects important nutrients. Store in refrigerator for longer product life.
Keeps best refrigerated or frozen