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About Flax – Food

Flaxseed Food & Health Benefits

Flaxseed offers many health benefits. Health Canada has approved a health claim linking ground whole flaxseed to blood cholesterol lowering, a major risk factor for heart disease.  

Ground flaxseed provides many nutritional benefits.  Flaxseed is high in fibre, flaxseed is a source of plant based omega-3 fats, and flaxseed is one of the best plant sources of lignans.

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Flax as Food

Visit to learn all about flaxseed as food – the flaxseed varieties, how to buy, how to use, and how to grind flaxseed.
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Flaxseed Recipe Database

Check out our searchable database of flaxseed recipies, with ideas for every meal and snack.

Recipe Database

Flax Council of Canada

The Flax Council of Canada is a national organization which promotes Canadian flax and flax products for nutritional and industrial uses in domestic and international markets.