(10) – 2 lb. bags of Golden Omega Flax seed, grown on our family farm in South Dakota, cleaned and graded for human consumption.
Doctors recommend eating ground flax for: Lowering cholesterol, reducing risk factors for heart disease and cancer, natural laxative, reducing menopausal symptoms. Recommended daily allowance is 2-3 tablespoons ground, daily. It is best to start your diet with 1 teaspoon and work your way up to 2-3 tablespoons as flax is a natural laxative. This regimen allows your body to adjust to the flax.
Shelf life for whole seed is 2 years if stored in a cool dry place. Shelf life for ground flax is 4 months, longer if refrigerated and stored in opaque container, so grind as needed. Coffee grinder or blender works great for grinding.
Nutritional Facts: 1 Tablespoon
Calories 50 Dietary Fiber 3.0 g. Protein 2.2 g. Calcium 26.0 mg. Magnesium 47.4 mg. Phosphorus 68.4 mg. Potassium 91.4 mg. Folic Acid 12.3 mg. Total Fat – 4.5 g.(polyunsatruated 3.29 g.; monounsaturated 0.81 g.; saturated 0.4 g.; trans fat 0 g.)
Individuals with diverticulitis should check with their doctor before using flax as it is a seed. It is always best to consult your physician before adding to your diet if you have questions.