Flax is one of civilizations oldest treasures, brimming with fiber and beneficial oils. They're the richest source of beneficial plant lignans that help protect against some forms of cancer. Fantastic Flax is one superfood seed no pantry should be without! Fantastic Flax Archaeologists believe that wild flax was first cultivated when agriculture took root in 8,000 BCE. Flax was originally grown for its fibers (found in the stalks), which became clothing and sails. Nearly 1/3 oil, flaxseeds are a rich source of healthy plant lignans, ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Omega-3 essential fatty acids and fiber. Flaxseeds are anti-inflammatory, which may help reduce the risk of many diseases. Flaxseeds contain no gluten. Tasty Tips and Storage Flaxseeds work well in baked goods, smoothies, sprinkled on cereals, salads, yogurt and more. Sprinkle them on hot or cold cereals in the morning, on steamed vegetables or cooked grains or include them in pancake, waffle or muffin batter or in baked bread. Or to add them to salad dressings as an emulsifier or thickening agent. Combine them with hulled hemp seeds and chia seeds and grind into a "superfood seed mix" to bump up the nutrition of a wide range of foods. Flaxseeds can keep for years without becoming rancid if stored in an airtight container or well-sealed bag in the freezer. Always refrigerate ground seeds.