A nutrition superstar, flaxseed (linseed) is an excellent source of dietary fibre, and delivers protein, omega-3 plus a host of other nutrients that are beneficial for a healthy-working body. Flaxseed’s reputation as a ‘digestive aid’ and energy-giving food has made it a staple in healthy diets.
To obtain the full nutritional benefits of ground flaxseed, simply sprinkle over cereal or ice cream, whip into yoghurt or blend into shakes and smoothies. Use in muffin, bread and cake mixtures to increase dietary fibre. Mix with water to provide an egg-free binding alternative in recipes.
Heating flaxseed will remove the omega benefits but retain the dietary fibre properties.