Flax (linum usitatissimum) was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flax seed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Now, thirteen centuries later, some experts say we have preliminary research to back up what Charlemagne suspected.
Our milled flaxseed is freshly ground to preserve the natural flax oil (also known as linseed oil) and nutrients. Although flax meal contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to omega-3 essential fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, lignans and fiber. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are thought to reduce blood pressure, and just two tablespoons of our ground flax seed offer 2430 mg of omega-3s. Lignans have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, and flax seed contains 75 to 80 times more lignans than other plant foods. Flax meal is also high in dietary fiber, containing both insoluble and soluble fiber. It's also a believed to be a powerful natural cholesterol controller.
Flax is a great addition to many baked goods. Add flax seed to bread, pancakes, muffins, bars, cookies and other recipes for extra nutrition and a nutty flavor—just reduce the flour in a recipe by up to 25% and replace it with ground flax. You can also replace oil or shortening in a recipe with flax (substitute ground flax at a 3:1 ratio for best results). Using ground flax as an egg replacer in recipes for muffins, cakes, cookies and pancakes is easy: mix 1 tablespoon of flax seed meal and 3 tablespoons of liquid to create a flax gel that can replace each egg called for in the recipe. You’ll find more recipes and tips for flax seed meal in our recipe collection.
Looking for golden flax instead of brown flax? Shop our golden flaxseed meal, ground from high quality golden flax seed.
To Your Good Health
This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.
As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified Kosher by OK Kosher Certification of Brooklyn, New York.
All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it does not include eggs, dairy or honey.
We offer many wholesome ingredients that are favored by folks who follow a paleo, primal or other grain-free diet, including nuts flours, starches, whole nuts, and seeds.
This product was grown and produced using a uniform set of methods established by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program and third-party certified organic by Quality Assurance International.
Bob's Red Mill, Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal (453gm)
Our Organic Flaxseed Meal has a mild, nutty flavor and contains a wealth of omega-3 fatty acids. We carefully cold mill our certified organic brown flax seeds to preserve the freshness and nutrition of the precious flax seed oil. Add flax seed meal to smoothies, cereals and baked goods for texture and nutrients.