How to use our flax seeds and flax seed products.
A Quick Guide to Flax Seeds
Flax Seeds - Overview
Flax Seeds are a popular ingredient traditionally used in baking. They have become popular due to their high fibre content and as a source of omega-3.
Flax seeds can be sprinkled into many recipes including smoothies, over breakfast cereals, mixed into breads or simply eaten on their own for dietary reasons.
Flax seeds are also known as linseed.
Types of flax seed products
| || ||Whole Flax Seeds |
The most popular type of flax seed. Whole flax seeds come in two colours: golden, and brown.
| || ||Ground Flax Seeds |
Ground flax seeds have the same nutritional content as whole flax seeds, but some people find the ground flax seeds easier to digest, and therefore get more benefit from them.
| || ||Cracked Flax Seeds |
Cracked flax seeds are halfway between the whole flax seeds and ground flax seeds.
| || ||Sprouted Flax Seeds |
Sprouted Flax Seeds have been grown for a short while (typically 1-2 days) before being milled. Sprouted flax seeds are very easy to digest, and have quite a different nutritional content from regular flax seeds. You can sprout your own whole flax seeds by buying the whole flax seeds and soaking in water for 1-2 days.
| || ||Flax Seed Oil |
Flax seed oil can be drizzled into salads. It contains the omega-3 from the flax seeds.
Using Flax Seeds in a Smoothie
Flax Seed Crackers
Flax seeds become sticky when moistened with water, and this can be used to form flax seed biscuits, crackers and flatbreads.
Flax Seeds in Bread
| || ||Anna's Seed and Nut Loaf |
This seed and nut loaf is gluten-free and wheat-free - made with sunflower seeds as well as flax seeds, flaxseed powder and other nuts and seeds.
| || ||Sprinkle Flax Seeds Over Cereal |
Simply sprinkle flax seeds into your breakfast cereal.
| || ||Chocolate Snack Crumble |
You can mix flax seeds into any seed mix - or additionally, make this luxurious chocolate snack mix by adding cacao powder and a little maple sugar.
| || ||No-bake granola bars (via craftsy.com) |
How to use flax seeds in granola bars.
Flax Seeds Benefits
Flax seeds are high in fibre and omega-3 essential oils. They are also a good source of protein whilst being relatively low in carbohydrates.
Flax seeds are convenient to use - they can simply be sprinkled into recipes to supplement any meal.
Whole Flax Seeds - Nutritional Info
|Typical Values||per 100g|
|_of which Sugars||2g|
|_of which Saturates||4g|
View our flax seeds page where you can buy:
- Whole, golden and brown flax seeds.
- Cracked flax seeds.
- Flax seed powder.
- Flax seed oil.