Flax is one of the civilisationbs oldest treasures. It provides dietary fibre and beneficial oils. Delicious in baked goods, smoothies, sprinkled on salads, yoghurt and more. You can make your own fresh-milled flax or flax oil. Flaxseed and plant lignans Flaxseeds are the richest source of plant lignans, a type of phytoestrogen. They occupy oestrogen receptors and reduce oestrogen's potentially harmful effects. Plant lignans appear to lower the risk of hormone-related cancers, particularly breast cancer. Flaxseeds are also rich in beneficial essential fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. ALA is used in hundreds of critical functions in the body. Overall nutrition is equal between brown and golden flaxseeds. Some studies show brown flaxseeds to be slightly higher in alpha-linolenic fatty acid. Flaxseeds contain ample dietary fibre, are low in carbohydrates, and are ideal for gluten-free diets. Tasty Tips and Storage Delicious in baked goods, smoothies, sprinkled on salads, yoghurt and more. We recommend storing ground flaxseed in the refrigerator after opening to keep essential oils at the peak of freshness. Now also available in a convenient pantry pack size.