The Fat in Flax

The Fat in Flax

The Oil in Golden Roasted Flaxseed

Flax seed, botanical name "linum usitatissimum" of the Linaceae family derives from the blue flowering plants foremost grown in Western Canada and the Northern United States. Flax seed belongs to the oil seeds and as such consists mostly of important oils. The nutritional composition differs from that of other major oil seeds such as canola and sunflowers.

Golden Roasted Flaxseed is valued for its abundance of total oil which provide a unique mixture of important fatty acids. Various fatty acids take upon different roles. Golden Roasted Flaxseed provides an abundance of polyunsaturated fatty acids particularly the Alpha Linolenic Acid (omega-3 ALA polyunsaturated fatty acids) and low levels of the Linoleic Acid (omega-6 LA polyunsaturated fatty acid). Both fatty acids are essential for life, they need to be obtained from the diet because our bodies cannot produce them. One third of the entire golden flaxseed consists of the important omega-3 ALA fatty acids. Golden Roasted Flaxseed is very low in saturated fats and provides modest levels of monounsatured fats.

Golden Roasted Flaxseed Fatty Acid Profile

49.9 %



Total Oil



40    %






33    %



Omega-3 ALA



  7    %



Omega-6 LA



  5    %






  4    %




Golden Roasted Flaxseed is a source of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Golden Roasted Flaxseed contains 5 g Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids per 15g serving (2 tbsp)