Canada/ China/ Argentina
Product: Organic Golden Linseed
Latin Name: Linum usitatissimum
Plant Family: Linaceae
Other Names: Common Flax, Flachs, Flachssamen, Flax Seed, Gemeiner Flachs, Golden Flax, Graine de Lin, Kattan, Keten, Leinsamen, Lin Oléagineux, Linaza, Lini Semen, Linho, Lino Comune, Malsag, Saatlein, Ta Ma, Tisii & Winterlien.
Description: Our high quality Organic Golden Linseed is tasty way of adding extra fibre to your daily diet, it’s also high in omega 3 fatty acid and is gluten and lactose free, with a variety of delicious uses for adding a flavoursome buttery-nuttiness and crunch to your meals. Organic linseeds are harvested from an upright annual plant native to south-west Asia and south-eastern Europe, which grows up to 1.2 metres high, with slender stems. The leaves thin, lanceolate and 20-40mm in length and glaucous-green in colour. The 5-petaled flowers are an iridescent pale blue in colour with darker blue vertical veining and are 15–25mm in diameter with a yellowish ‘eye’ at the centre of the petals. When the petals fall, fruit capsules appear in the shape of segmented globes, 5–9 mm diameter; beige-brown to dark brown in colour, each capsule contains several glossy golden-yellow seeds shaped like an apple pip which are approximately 4–7mm in length.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that Golden Linseeds are a highly nutritious food source? 100g of the seed contains around 450 calories and has 43g fat (in the form of 27g Alpha Linolenic Acid aka Omega 3 and 3g Linolenic Acid aka Omega 6), 24g fibre, 20g protein and 5g carbohydrate. They also contain a good selection of Vitamins including B1, B2, B3,B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, and minerals including Calcium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium and Zinc.
Ingredients: Whole dried seeds of Linum usitatissimum.
SUGGESTED USEOrganic Golden linseeds can be used in a variety of ways to add to the nutritional value of your meals, sprinkle on to your breakfast cereal, and stir into yogurt, smoothies and juices. Add to soups and casseroles, they are nice added to dumplings for extra crunch and texture, sprinkle on to cooked vegetables, salads and add to cakes, biscuits and flapjack recipes. They make a tasty topping for breads and pastries and can be used in the same way that you use sesame seeds, try using golden linseed to make a delicious alternative to sesame tahini!
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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