Truefood Golden Flax Seed 400g
Truefood Golden Flax seeds, sometimes referred to as linseeds are from the Linum usitatissimum plant which is a member of the genus Linum. Interestingly the word ‘usitatissimum’ is Latin for ‘of greatest use’. The seeds are naturally gluten free and have a mild nutty taste, they retain water so they can be used as an egg substitute or thickener as well as a whole grain alternative to commercial flours. However, it must be noted that the body cannot absorb the nutrients from the seeds when whole, they should be ground into a flour, sprouted or taken in an oil form to ensure that nutrients are absorbed by the body.
When baking with flax seed powder, the temperature should not exceed 150c so that the ALA remains stable.
Flax seed is one of the richest sources of Lignans, an anti-oxidant that is both anti-bacterial and anti-viral, it maintains hormone balance and cellular health. Flax may also be beneficial for menopausal women and assists with regulating menstruation.
High in Omega 3 (ALA) which prevents heart disease, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, improves memory function and promotes healthy skin and hair further to reducing inflammation and protecting against diseases and assisting with depression or mental illness.
The high levels of mucilage gum in flax seeds can also increase the bodies nutrient intake, by slowing the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine. Flax seeds are a good source of fibre which helps to reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol as well as promote digestive health by maintaining healthy gut bacteria. It also assists with detoxification, fat loss and sugar cravings. With ample levels of Magnesium, Flax seed helps to regulate calcium and potassium levels in the body as well as assist with heart health, increased energy, calming nerves and aiding in digestion. Magnesium can also prevent the onset of osteoporosis and heart attacks.
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Truefood is real, good food, with simple branding, down-to-earth packaging and well-priced product lines. With over 100 products in the range, Truefood offers both conventional and certified organic ranges of all those basic pantry essentials such as legumes, seeds, flours and grains. The distinctive green badge, ‘I AM ORGANIC’, sets the organic range apart from Truefood’s conventional pantry lines and includes customer favourites such as gluten-free oats, chia and chick-peas, and mealie meal – a first for the SA market. These products are all certified organic, carrying the official stamp of BCS Oko, Europe’s leading certifier of organic foods. From farm to shelf they have been independently checked and approved according to EU organic standards (way stricter than American standards!)