FLAXSEED FACTS!

Flaxseeds are wonderful little things! They are packed with important dietary fibre and are a great source of Omega-3 essential oils. These vitamins and nutrients are essential for the maintenance of a healthy heart and body.

We stock them in lots of different forms: whole, sprouted, ground and in oil form! Most people associate flax with being sprinkled on top of bread, but there are so many ways to use it!

Here are some interesting facts about flaxseed!

Flaxseeds can be used as a vegan egg substitute (via minimalistbaker.com)

This amazing step-by-step tutorial teaches you how to make this amazing vegan egg alternative!

Dehydrate and make crackers! (via thenourishedcaveman.com)

Flaxseeds have long been used to make grain-free crackers! So simple and they taste amazing! If you don’t have a dehydrator, then you could use your oven!

Sprinkle into homemade granola bars for extra fibre (via eatgood4life.com)

We love this almond butter granola bar recipe! Make up a giant batch on Sunday and enjoy all week as a healthy snack!

Ground Flaxseed thickens smoothies (via thebrightonkitchen.wordpress.com)

Flaxseeds are fantastic for adding thickness as well as nutrients to smoothies or sauces. Simply add with your other ingredients and blend!

Flaxseeds are a rich source of Omega 3 essential oils

Flaxseed is thought to be one of the richest plant sources of omega-3 essential oils, which are needed to maintain a healthy heart and body! They are a great addition to your diet, especially if you are vegetarian or vegan!

Whole, ground or oil?

We stock a wide range of flaxseed products. There is something for everyone! All our flaxseed products make a great addition to your diet. There are benefits to all forms of flax. Ground flax can be absorbed faster into the body. Oil has already been extracted from the seed for convenience! Whole seeds can work as a cleansing tool for the intestines! We recommend trying a variety of products to see what works best for you!

Add texture to veggie burgers, lasagna and fritters.

Both ground and whole flaxseeds can be added to vegetarian or vegan recipes to help add bulk. We used ground flaxseed in our spicy amaranth burgers!

Add flaxseed oil to salad dressings! (via brainyweightloss.com)

Cold-pressed flaxseed oil makes a great addition to salad dressing! Click here for a Flax Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe! Just scroll to the bottom of the page!

Substitute ground flaxseed for a gluten free alternative to wheat germ (via veganmonologue.wordpress.com)

Use ground flaxseed as a wheat germ substitute! It helps make dishes wheat and gluten free! We love this dinner roll recipe. Just use flaxseed as a like-for-like substitute for the wheat germ!

Use as a substitute to flour

Our delicious seed and nut loaf shows you how to create a gluten-free/wheat-free and dairy-free loaf!