Many have heard about Omega-3 in flax. But flaxseeds contain other nutrients which make eating the ground whole seed superior to consuming just the extracted oil. That's why every FlaxRoll flaxseed wrap contains at least 1 tablespoon (over 13 gm) of ground flaxseed.
Fibre: Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of fibre. Soluble fibre can lower blood cholesterol levels. Insoluble fibre cleans the colon and promotes regularity.
Essential Fatty Acids: Polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 are known as “Healthy Fats”. They are called “essential”, because they are absolutely essential to your health.
Protein: Flaxseed is one of the most nutritious sources of the plant proteins.
Lignans: Flaxssed is one of the richest plant sources of Phytoestrogens.
Other Phytochemicals: Flavanoids and phenolic acid found in flaxseed appear to have antioxidant, anticancer and antimicrobial properties.
Vitamins and Minerals: Flaxseed is the rich source of many of the B vitamins, Vitamin E, potassium, selenium, zinc, iron, calcium, and many other minerals.