№ 6 Flaxseed Oil

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Flaxseed OIL





Flaxseed oil is extracted from the dried seeds of the flax plant, often by cold-pressing when they are ripe.  Virgin flax seed oil is extracted by mechanical means only, without the use of any chemical solvents. 

Just one tablespoon of flaxseed oil can meet and exceed your daily Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) needs.  ALA is a form of omega-3 fat.

The typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and excessive in omega-6 fatty acids.  Omega-3 is important for brain functioning, and is hard to come by from plant sources.  Too much omega-6 can raise your blood pressure, lead to blood clots that can cause heart attacks and strokes. 

Flaxseed oil’s omega-6:omega-3 ratio is 1:3, which is exactly in line with how much of each type of fat we should be consuming.

Flavor Profile

It has a lightly nutty, slightly earthier flavor.

Best Uses

It can be used for salad dressings, dips, sauces and add-in for smoothies. It does not have a high smoke point and should not be used for cooking.

Flaxseed Oil Buy

If you are not a fish eater, flaxseed oil is a good way to supplement your diet with the omega-3 fatty acids.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Tbsp. (14 ml)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Pentose 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.