Forms of Flax
Flax adds a pleasant, nutty taste and nutrition to vegetarian foods, either in the form of whole flax seeds, flax seed meal, flax oil or omega-3 eggs from hens fed flax.
Whole flax seeds – The colour of burnished copper, tiny, whole flax seeds add colour and texture to your foods. Whole flax seeds provide two main health benefits: the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic (ALA), and lignans.
Flax meal – Grinding whole flax seeds breaks their outer shells, creating a light, oily powder, called meal. Flax meal provides two health benefits: the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic (ALA) and lignans.
Flax oil – Flax oil is extracted from whole flax seeds, using presses specially developed for extracting plant oils for food uses. Flax Oil is bottled or sealed in gel capsules. Flax oil products provide you with the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic (ALA).