The Wisdom Of The Ages
Flax has been prized since ancient times. Its Latin name, Linum usitatissimum, means "most useful." Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, prescribed flax to patients with intestinal issues. King Charlemagne was so convinced of its benefits that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume flaxseeds.
The Science Of Today
Today, the nutritional data backs up the wisdom of the ancients. There is general agreement among experts of all sorts that folks should consume more omega-3 fatty acids to promote good health. Three tablespoons of Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed offers 5790 mg of omega-3s. What's more, each serving provides 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. It's no wonder so many nutritionists, not to mention Bob himself, urge you to add flaxseed to your daily diet.
Straight From The Source
Sure, there are omega-3s and fiber in pill and powder form. You can also inhale oxygen from a tank, but wouldn't you rather breathe fresh air from the great outdoors? We just believe that eating the whole seed, as nature intended, serves your body and soul best.
Nowadays, so many of the products you find in grocery stores are processed to the point that they can barely be considered food at all. Sometimes you can't even pronounce half of the things in the ingredients list! At Bob's Red Mill, we don't do it that way. When it comes to grains, beans and seeds, we think nature got it right. In their original state, these wholesome foods provide a magnificent combination of nutrients that are essential to health.
We honor this innate perfection by keeping our foods simple, and our flaxseeds are an excellent example of that practice. They are simply seeds from the flax plant, with nothing added and nothing removed. Offering 8 grams of fiber per serving and boasting a wonderfully nutty flavor, these precious seeds are as nourishing as they are delicious.
Pure and simple. Those are the perfect words to describe Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed. Take a look at the ingredients - or rather, the ingredient. That's right. There's only one: whole flaxseed. It doesn't get much simpler than that. And we think that's just how it should be.
To your good health,
To get the most nutrition from your flaxseeds, grind them into meal. It's easy to do. Simply put a few tablespoons of flaxseeds into a small electric grinder. Grind for about 30 seconds, or until the seeds become a fine meal. Add to smoothies, breads, crackers, cookies, hot cereal, yogurt, salads and pilafs for a powerful nutritional boost.
Super Seed Popcorn
16 cups popped Popcorn
1/2 cup toasted Pecans
1/2 cup toasted Almonds
1/4 cup toasted Peanuts
1/4 cup shelled Pumpkin Seeds
2 Tbsp Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed
1/2 cup Coconut Flakes
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup melted Coconut Oil
1 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a very large bowl, combine popcorn, nuts, seeds and coconut flakes. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup and coconut oil. Drizzle over popcorn mixture. Add salt and gently mix to coat evenly. Divide mixture between baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, stopping to stir and rotate the sheet after 10 minutes. If popcorn begins to brown, remove from oven. Let cool completely before serving.
Manufactured in a facility that uses tree nuts and soy.
Tested and confirmed gluten free in our quality control laboratory.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keeps best refrigerated or frozen.