is the Nutritional Content of Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil?
While even the most highly processed foods
like breakfast cereals claim to be fortified artificially with
vitamins and minerals, flaxseed naturally provides very high
concentrations of essential fats, fiber, phytochemicals and
other important nutrients. According to the USDA, flaxseed
consists of approximately 40% fat, 28% dietary fiber, 21% protein,
4% ash, and 5% carbohydrates such as sugars, phenolic acids,
lignans, and hemicellulose.