Flaxseed is one of the best plant-based source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. It comes from ripened flaxseeds that manufacturers have cold pressed to extract the oil. Another name for flaxseed oil is linseed oil. It does not contain the same nutrients as the whole seed. For example, flaxseeds contain fibre, magnesium, and vitamin B, but flaxseed oil does not.
- Always use flax seed oil raw. Add it to salads and sauces, but it can not be substituted for cooking oil.
- Drink 1 spoonful per day for omega-3 health benefits.
Cooking: Keep in mind that flaxseed oil should not be used for cooking, as it does not have a high smoke point and can form harmful compounds when exposed to high heat.
Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, with no direct sunlight. Refrigerate once opened.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.