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Flaxseed Oil

Product Name :Flaxseed Oil(Linseed Oil)
Product Material:Flax Seeds

 

flax seedFlax Seed Oil (also known as Linseed Oil) is highly recommended for the general well being and whole body nutrition and is considered to be nature’s richest source of omega-3 fatty acids that are required for the health of almost all body systems. Cold pressed to protect the Omega benefits, this slightly nutty oil is unique in the fact that it’s shelf stable, even in and effectively. This natural organic flaxseed oil contains omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc and also provides approximately 50% more omega-3 oils than what you could get from taking fish oil, minus that horrible "fishy" after taste. The oil is also available in capsule form for ingestion convenience, however finding a reputable and high quality provider will be difficult.

 

 

flaxseed oil

  • Combine a teaspoon of flax-seed oil with banana, berries and milk to make a delicious smoothie/shake.
  • Add to balsamic vinegar to create a dressing, particularly suited to bitter salad leaves.
  • Mix with peanut butter, before spreading on rice cakes, bread or toast.

 

 

Key Facts

 

  • Cold Presses.
  • High in polyunsaturates and low in salad leaves.
  • Contains 9g or Omega-3 per serving.
  • Cholesterol, Carb, Trans Fat & Sodium free.

 

 

The specification of flaxseed oil:

Appearance:

light yellowish

 

Odor and Taste:

with the typical taste of the oil, mild with no bitter after taste

Acid Value:

1.0 mgKOH/g max.

 

Peroxide Value:

2.0 meq/kg max.

 

Refractive Index:

1.4785-1.4810

 

Specific gravity:

0.926-0.9365

 

Moisture&Volatile:

0.05% max.

 

Iodine Value:

175 g/100g min.

 

Saponification value:

188-195 mg/g

 

Fatty acid profile:

 

 

Palmitic acid:

C16:0

4.0-7.0%

Stearic acid:

C18:0

3.2-5.8%

Oleic acid:

C18:1

13.0-25.0%

Linoleic acid:

C18:2

13.0-19.0%

Alpha Linolenic acid:

C18:3 ω3

43.0-60.0%

Microbiology:

 

 

Aflatoxin:

5μg/g max.

 

Heavy metals:

 

 

Arsenic:

0.010 max.

 

Lead:

0.050 max.

 

Storage:

The flaxseed oil should be stored at a cool, dry place and protected from light. In the unopened drum, the durability of the oil is 24 months. Once opened the drums have to be sealed with nitrogen, closed airtight and the oil has to be used up within 6 months.

 

 

 

What is Flaxseed Oil Good for?

 

The seeds and oil of the flax plant contain substances which promote good health. Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that appears to be beneficial for heart disease. ALA belongs to a group of substances called omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Health benefits of flaxseed oil are good for the heart because it flax seed oilis the richest source of alpha-linolenic acid. Flax seed oil is a good source of Omega 3. You should consume every day small portions of flaxseed or flaxseed oil. However if flaxseed oil is used in the diet for long time, without other oils, it may cause Omega 6 LA deficiency symptoms. So the best bet is to blend flaxseed oil with other oils that contain more Omega 6, in order to get the right balance, such as sesame oil, sunflower oil, evening primrose oil. Flaxseed itself (ground or whole) also contains lignans, which may have antioxidant actions and may help protect against certain cancers, though not everyone agrees on this issue.

 

 

 

Fatty Acid Information of Flax Seed Oil
(Source: Flax Council of Canada)


Fatty Acid Breakdown

%

Saturated Fatty Acids

9

Monounsaturated

18

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

 

• Omega-3 Fatty Acids

57

• Omega-6 Fatty Acids

16

 

Note: This shows that over 70% of the fatty acids in flaxseed oil of the healthy polyunsaturated kind, unlike most food items that the everyday population consumes. A little more than half of the fatty acids belong to the Omega-3 group, while 16% is represented by Omega-6 fatty acids.

 

 

What is Flaxseed Oil Used for?

 

Flax seed is an ancient grain that has been used in the diets of humans for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used flax seed for the relief of intestinal discomfort in 650 BC.


During the 8th century, King Charlemagne so revered the health benefits of flax that he passed laws and regulations encouraging his subjects to regularly consume flax. In model days, nutritionists and scientists are re-discovering the tremendous health benefits of flax seed and flaxseed oil.