The slightly nutty flavor of Kosher flaxseeds plus their omega-3 fatty acid and fiber content make these seeds an increasingly popular item in the diets of health savvy consumers.
Grind the seeds first a coffee grinder works the best to get full nutrient benefits. For a delicious and healthy snack, add 2-3 teaspoons ground flaxseed to yogurt or a smoothie.
The scientific name of common flax is Linum usitatissimum means most useful as it has been the source of linen cloth from its fiber, industrial use from its oils, and more recently has gained the status of wonder food for the nutritional value of its seeds. The small, hard-shelled oil-rich seeds are now found in the kitchens of increasing numbers of health-conscious consumers.
It is prized as a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha linolenic acid), fiber and lignans (phytoestrogens with antioxidant properties). There is negligible difference in nutritional value between brown and golden flax seeds.
They buy the best quality as close to home as possible, and wherever possible, they maintain grower identity.