Organic Broken Flaxseeds
Buy online natural organic broken flaxseeds with no added salt and no preservatives.
Our organic flaxseeds come from certified organic farming and are grown with care and respect for people and the environment.
You can buy organic flaxseeds in packs of 1 kg, ideal for true lovers.
Our analyses have shown that 100 g of organic flaxseeds contain:
- 1.5 mg of Copper, equivalent to 150% of NRV (Nutrient Reference Value);
- 2.4 mg of Manganese, equivalent to 120% of NRV;
- 604 mg of Phosphorus, equivalent to 86% of NRV.
Ingredients: 100% flaxseeds from organic farming. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.
Format: 1 kg
Origin: India, Kazakhstan
- Milled flaxseeds
- Without salt or preservatives
|Ingredients||100% flaxseeds from organic farming. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.|
|Storage requirements||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Organic||, IT-BIO-009; Non-EU Agriculture;|
|Nutrition declaration||average nutritional values per 100 g:|
|Energy||2123 kJ / 515 kcal|
|of which saturates||4.6 g|
|of which sugars||1.9 g|
|Phosphor||604 mg (86% NRV*)|
|Copper||1.5 mg (150% NRV*)|
|Manganese||2.4 mg (120% NRV*)|
|Source||Euro Company analysis|
|Recommendations||The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.|
|Nutrients||Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus|
|*NRV: Nutrient Reference Value||*Nutrient Reference Value|
|Label and packaging||The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.|
Flax (Linum Usitatissimum) is an annual plant of the Linaceae family. It has a vegetative cycle of about four months and is easily grown in temperate climate regions.
The flax plant grows to a height of 1.2 m with a thin stem and delicate lanceolate leaves and sky-blue flowers that are 15–25 mm in diameter with five petals. Its fruits are round capsules containing tiny brown or yellow/gold shiny seeds, similar to apple seeds, 4–7 mm long.
Flax is harvested after about 100 days, or a month after flowering and two weeks after the formation of seed capsules. The base of the plant must be beginning to turn yellow as, if the plant is still green, the seeds and fibres (for the textile market) will not be properly developed.
Seed harvest is done by cutting off either the whole plant or just the head. This is followed by drying to extract the seeds.
The seeds - rich in long-chain fatty acids - can be eaten whole and dried, or soaked in water and consumed as soon as they germinate. The wet seeds become slightly slimy, but this does not affect nutritional properties.
The main food products made from flax seeds are flour and oil.
The highest quality fibres are produced in cold countries: Russia, the Netherlands, France and Romania are among the world's leading fibre producers. Flax fibres are two or three times stronger than cotton — and they are naturally smooth and straight, too. Europe and North America depended on the cultivation of flax for textiles until the nineteenth century, when cotton supplanted flax.
In northern India, flax seeds are traditionally roasted, ground into a powder and eaten with boiled rice, a little water and salt.
Flax is the emblem of Northern Ireland and the national flower of Belarus.
In earlier versions of the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty”, just as in the “Sun, Moon and Talia” by by Giambattista Basile, the princess pricks her finger not on a spindle but on a sliver of linen that is then extracted from her newborn children, conceived while she was asleep due to the magic spell.
The first evidence of human use of flax as a textile fibre comes from Georgia, where spun, coloured and knotted wild flax fibres from 32,000 years ago were discovered in the Dzudzuana caves.
Flax was first grown in the Fertile Crescent region. There is evidence of oil from larger flax seeds from the site of Tellramad in Syria, dating back to 9,000 years ago.
Cultivation spread steadily, reaching distant places such as Switzerland and Germany in 3000 BCE. In China and India, too, domestic flax has been grown for at least 5,000 years.
Flax was grown extensively in ancient Egypt, where temple walls had paintings of flax flowers and mummies were wrapped in pieces of linen. Egyptian priests dressed in only linen, as it was considered a symbol of purity.
The Phoenicians traded Egyptian flax throughout the Mediterranean and the Romans used it for their sails. The decline of the Roman Empire led to a decline in flax production, but Charlemagne revived cultivation in the thirteenth century, with laws designed to promote the cleanliness of linen textile fibres and the wholesomeness of linseed oil. As time went on, Flanders became the main centre of the linen industry in the Middle Ages.
In North America, flax was introduced by the colonists, where it prospered, but at the beginning of the twentieth century, with advancing industrialisation and the advent of cotton (which was cheaper), flax cultivation became centred on northern Russia, which today accounts for 90% of world production.
In Italy, the area around what is now the village of Linera, in the province of Catania, Sicily, was once active in the cultivation of flax — hence the name of the district, which in Italian literally means 'linen cloths'. When the village was established at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it chose its current name in memory of the ancient flax cultivation.
Flax seeds have attracted considerable attention for the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties attributed to them. A 2015 study in São Paulo, Brazil, suggested that adding flaxseed to a diet designed to achieve weight loss could also improve lipid and metabolic profiles and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease-related factors.
In the study, 27 volunteers with cardiovascular risk factors were divided into two groups and supplemented their diet with 60 g per day of either brown rice powder or flaxseed powder while following a 42-day low-carbohydrate diet. Blood pressure, anthropometric values and serum glucose, uric acid, insulin and other levels were monitored.
Both groups during the study experienced weight loss and decreased blood systolic pressure, and also improved total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and uric acid levels. A reduction in inflammatory markers and triglyceride levels was observed in the group taking flaxseed.
The results of the study suggest that adding flaxseed to a weight loss diet can be an important nutritional strategy to reduce inflammatory markers1.
Magnesium, among its many benefits, contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and healthy muscle and psychological function. It also helps electrolyte balance and protein synthesis and also plays a key role in the process of cell division2.
Phosphorus contributes to normal energy metabolism, to the normal function of cell membranes and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth2.
Copper has multiple properties: it contributes to normal energy metabolism, to the maintenance of normal connective tissues, and to the normal functioning of the nervous system. It also contributes to the normal pigmentation of the skin and hair, to the normal transport of iron into the body, to the normal function of the immune system and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress2.
Thiamine contributes to normal energy metabolism, to the normal functioning of the nervous system and to the normal psychological and cardiac function2.
ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels2.
1 Cassani RS, Fassini PG1, Silvah JH, Lima CM, Marchini JS. Impact of Weightloss-Diet Associated with Flaxseed on Inflammatory Markers in Men with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Clinical Study. Nutr J. 2015 Jan10;14:5.
2 EU Regulation no. 432/2012 by the EU Commission dated 16 may 2012 – on the creation of a list of permitted health claims made on food other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and development and health of children.
According to our analyses, 100 g of broken flax seeds contain:
- Copper (1.5 g – 150% of NRV)
- Manganese (2.4 g – 120% NRV)
- Phosphorus (604 g – 6% NRV)
Each pack of 1 kg of flaxseeds contains about 32 portions of 30 g that provide:
- 44% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Copper;
- 36% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Manganese;
- 26% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Phosphorus.
Individual needs will vary according to age, gender, weight, and physical activity. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are the basis of your well-being.
Affordable price means to us offering our clients natural organic flaxseeds that everybody can enjoy.
On one hand, we want to place the right value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by offering our farmers a fair price; on the other hand, we want to fulfil your needs when it comes to pricing.
We establish fair long-term relationships with our producers to avoid race-to-the-bottom pricing and that are based on trust as part of our efforts to offer you the finest and most natural product.
Not only that: by choosing large packs of organic flaxseeds you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.
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