- Source of protein
- High in fibre
- Low in salt
- High in polyunsaturated fats
Vitamins & Minerals
- High in Thiamine and Folic acid
- High in Manganese, Magnesiuim, Phosphorus and Copper
Linseed comes from the common flax plant Linum usitatissimum. The same plant provides the fibres that have been used to make linen.
Linseed is often called Flax or Flaxseed.
The Americans use Flax to differentiate the culinary varieties from industrial linseed.
Linseed comes in brown and golden varieties.
- Golden Linseed
- Brown Linseed
Linseed oil has been used in industry for centuries, but culinary oil is also available. However, it has a very low flash point, so cannot be used for frying as it burns very quickly, and the nutrients are destroyed.