Millers of Natural Foods!
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 1 1/2 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. Many plant foods have some lignans, but flaxseed has at least 7 times more than any other. To get the lignans that are in just two tablespoons of flaxseed meal, you'd need to eat about 30 cups of fresh broccoli.
A is for Alpha-linolenic Acid. Modern diets — even healthy 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 1800 milligrams of omega-3.
X is for Excellent choice. Should you consider adding flaxseed meal to your diet? "Absolutely," say many doctors and nutritionists.
Keeps best refrigerated or frozen
Bulgur and Flax Pilaf
2 Tbsp Butter
1 cup Bulgur Wheat
1/4 Cup Bob's Red Mill Golden Flaxseed
1/3 cup minced Onion
1 small Tomato, diced
2 cups Chicken Broth
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add bulgur, Bob's Red Mill Golden Flaxseed and onions. Stir until bulgur is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomato, chicken broth, salt and Italian seasonings. Cover, bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer approximately 15 minutes or until all the broth is absorbed. Fluff pilaf with fork. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Organic whole golden flaxseed.
Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy.
Free of preservatives and chemical additives