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Flax seeds

Flax seeds are the golden yellow to reddish brown seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). First cultivated in Egypt, flax has been historically used as a fiber and food crop and as a key ingredient in many Ayurvedic remedies in Asia. Flaxseed or Linenseed is a nutrient dense food, with scientific researches defining it as an emerging “superfood” or “functional food”. Babas Natural Basket Flax seeds are harvested from fine quality flax plants, cultivated organically on the fertile, moist plantations of the Western Ghats. Processing techniques are done entirely by state of the art machines, ensuring best quality organic flax seeds without any added chemicals or preservatives. Flax seeds are called ‘Alsi’ in Hindi Including flax seeds into your daily diet will provide a considerable amount of essential nutrients in each serving. The best way to consume flax seeds will be in their sprouted or grounded form. Since the nutrients are heat stable, roasted flax seeds are as nutrient rich as uncooked seeds. Flax seeds are a great addition to Paleo diets, since seeds are technically Paleo. Add 1 tablespooon of grounded flax seed to your morning cereal or oatmeal to enhance the nutrient content of your breakfast. It contains high quality proteins and loaded with fiber. The gluten-free and fiber rich seeds are infact one of the richest natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans in flax seeds possess potent anti-oxidant and estrogen properties which can help in fighting cell damage and degenerative conditions including cancer. Other notable benefits of this wonder food includes aiding weight loss, regulating blood sugar, lowering blood pressure and help in maintain menstrual cycle. But always keep in mind to consume flax seeds in moderation as over consumption can result in undesirable side effects. With many proven health benefits and possibly more, there’s no better time than now to grab some flax seeds and include this wonder food into your daily diet


  • Flax seeds of the highest quality, from the fertile plantations of the Western Ghats, grown and processed organically ·
  • Processing technique using state of the art machines to pack in all the natural goodness of organic flax seeds, making a world of difference in quality ·
  • An emerging ‘super food’ according to researches loaded with essential nutrients to benefit your overall health ·
  • One of the richest sources of natural Omega-3 fatty acids, natural fiber and anti-oxidant called lignans
    a. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a kind of plant based omega-3 fatty acid is an essential nutrient that prevents cholesterol from being deposited in the blood vessels.
    b. Lignans possesses anti-oxidant and estrogen properties which can help reduce the risk of cancer and boost immunity, by fending off free radicals in the body. It contains 800 times more lignans than any other plant source
    c. Fiber packed densely in the seeds can help with better bowel movements, avoids constipation and overall health of digestive system. 1 tablespoon can provide nearly 12 of daily recommended intake of fiber ·
  • Good source of plant-based protein and can be an alternative protein source for people who do not eat meat ·
  • Great source of several vitamins and minerals needed for optimal health like thiamine (vitamin B1), copper, molybdenum, magnesium, and phosphorus ·
  • High fatty acid and fiber content can result in better heart health
    a. Insoluble fiber slows down release of sugar into blood, thereby lowering blood sugar
    b. Omega-3 fatty acids is known to lower the levels of bad cholesterol in blood vessels
    c. Reduces the levels of systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels, as proved by a 6 month study on people with elevated blood pressure levels ·
  • Rich in vitamin E which is essential for hair growth ·
  • Whole or ground flaxseed by mouth seems to improve kidney function in people with SLE
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